The Public Prosecution of the State clarified, through a film material that it published on its accounts on social media, that causing by mistake to harm the integrity of the body of others is a crime punishable by law.
The Public Prosecution indicated that anyone who mistakenly causes injury to the body of others is considered to have committed a crime in accordance with Article 343 of the Federal Penal Code, which stipulates that he shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year and a fine not exceeding ten thousand dirhams, or one of these two penalties. compromising the integrity of the body of others, and the penalty shall be imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years and a fine or one of these two penalties if the crime resulted in a permanent disability or if the crime occurred as a result of the offender’s breach of what is imposed on him by the assets of his job, profession or trade, or if the offender was under the influence of drunkenness or anesthesia at the time of the occurrence the accident, or refrains from assisting the victim or from seeking assistance for him if he is able to do so.
The penalty shall be imprisonment and a fine if the crime results in compromising the safety of more than three persons. If another circumstance of the circumstances mentioned in the previous paragraph is present, the penalty shall be imprisonment for a period of no less than six months and not exceeding five years and a fine.
The dissemination of this information comes within the framework of the State Public Prosecution’s ongoing campaign to enhance the legal culture among members of society and raise the level of public awareness of the law, with the aim of spreading the culture of law as a way of life.