Crime and Courts

UAE: Expat to be deported for 'helping friend' with forged document

Staff Reporter/Fujairah
Filed on March 27, 2021
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He helped forge document for friend to get a driving licence.

The Fujairah Court of Appeal has upheld a six-month jail term against an Asian young man found guilty of forging a certificate to help his friend get a driving licence.

The defendant will also be deported after his prison sentence, as ruled by both the lower and higher courts in Fujairah.

The Fujairah Court of First Instance convicted the first defendant and sentenced him to six months in jail, followed by deportation. The second defendant was cleared of the charges for lack of evidence.

Court records show that the first defendant told the second that he could help him get a driving licence by forging him a ‘No Objection Certificate’ issued by the company he worked with.

Once the NOC certificate was discovered to be a forgery, the two defendants were charged.

They were also accused of submitting the forged document to the Traffic and Licensure department of Fujairah Police, and applying for a driving licence using a forged certificate.

During the trial, the second defendant argued that the first misled him by claiming to ease the driving licence procedures for a lower cost.

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