The Public Prosecution has recently launched a new electronic service where residents can challenge fines issued for violating Covid-19 precautionary measures should they feel that they have been penalized unfairly. This service can be accessed via their website and via their app.
Such request can be submitted in a few simple steps which include submission of personal information, fine details, and reasons for challenging the fine. It also allows the complainant to update the request as well as submit a reconsideration.
Salem Ali Al Zaabi, acting chief prosecutor of the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Prosecution, advised that the authority has 12 sub-committees and over 60 public prosecutors nationwide to investigate any complaint about Covid-19 fines. They examine the complaints based on existing rules and regulations then decide whether to cancel the fine or uphold it.
For more details, please call their hotline on 80099999.