Criminal Defence Lawyer In Toronto

Offering a free case evaluation and available 24/7, Arun S. Maini and The Defence Group are ready to prepare your criminal defence. If you are under police investigation, or charged with a criminal offence, we can help.
About Arun S. Maini
If you hire The Defence Group to represent you, Arun is the lawyer who will be handling your case. A former prosecutor, Arun has spent more than 25 years as a criminal lawyer, having defended hundreds of criminal cases.
The Court Process
The Court process involves the Analysis, Negotiation and Trial Phases, and it takes an expert with knowledge, experience and a network of contacts to guide you through it. At The Defence Group, we have years of experience at all courthouses in Southern Ontario.

The Defence Group

At The Defence Group, our goal is to assemble the best team to win your case. Your defence team will be assembled by our criminal defence lawyer, Arun S. Maini, after a free consultation with you, and a thorough review and analysis of your case.

Arun is a highly experienced criminal lawyer and former prosecutor who is a sole practitioner, assisted by office staff, paralegals, junior lawyers and other experts. In addition to your criminal defence lawyer, some of the professionals on your defence team may include the following: a clinical psychiatrist or psychologist, a therapist or counsellor, or a forensic toxicologist. Our offices are located in Toronto, Oakville, and Vaughan, and we serve clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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Aruin Maini is one of the best criminal defence lawyers in Toronto, he used the facts of my case to prove that I was it guilty of the charges against me. With Aruin Maini you get solid work on all fronts, he is very very knowledgeable and takes the time to really understand and connect with his clients.

Arun Maini is a very good lawyer. I am very satisfied with his service and I highly recommend him. I was very stressed and nervous, as the prosecutor on my case at the start was very nasty, vicious and dishonest. Arun knew how to combat that in court, and he helped me gain the desired outcome in the end. He did a fantastic job.

Thank god I got the pleasure of meeting Arun,Maini I was referred to him from a friend who had nothing but good things to say about him. I later thank them both.

Honest, fair, knowledgeable and trustworthy. There was no surprises with Arun or the case. Excellent communication throughout the whole process. Very easy to get a hold of and responds quickly. Arun listens and communicates effectively. Highly recommended.

I was totally satisfied by Arun performance. He is the lawyer who cares about his clients, and focuses on providing the best quality of service. Very knowledgeable and responsive. I hired Arun Maini to help out with a pretty scary issue, I was worried, but Arun got me sorted out, and made me feel better. He was awesome to work with.

Excellent and efficient communication and quick response when absolutely needed. Arun guided through a complex situation made even more complex by the COVID restrictions and got me to a far better than imagined outcome. He did this professionally, patiently and with very clear and concise information at each step.

Arun Maini has represented me twice now as legal counsel. Both times I have been more then satisfied with the outcome. He has extensive knowledge of the criminal law proceedings, and will make sure there are no surprises going into court.

I contacted Arun regarding my son?s incident in which he was involved in a group activity but was the only one who got charged. It was clear to me that his participation as a group member was overly mistaken by the school and the police to drag him into a legal matter.

We found ourselves in a very stressful and unexpected situation. Right from the start Mr. Maini was helpful and took the time to explain the initial process late Friday night. Once we hired Mr. Maini, there was always timely, honest, detailed and knowledgable advice given to any questions that arose.

Mr.Arun S. Maini is amazing can trust him with your close eyes.

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Experienced advice since 1995

Arun S. Maini, lawyer and founder of The Defence Group, has practised criminal law since 1995. He’s a graduate of the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University Law School. After completing his articles at a Bay St. law firm, Mr. Maini joined the federal Department of Justice as a prosecutor of drug trafficking, tax evasion, and immigration fraud cases in Toronto, Brampton and Vancouver. In 1999, Mr. Maini transferred to the provincial Crown attorney’s office in Brampton, where he prosecuted a wide range of criminal offences, from theft to murder. In 2003, Mr. Maini left the government to establish The Defence Group. Mr. Maini handles all criminal offences and regulatory prosecutions.

Over more than 25 years as a criminal lawyer, Mr. Maini has prosecuted and defended hundreds of criminal cases, and has extensive jury trial...
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What Our Clients Say About Us

To whom it may concern, I was arrested and the police proceeded to lay serious criminal charges against me. Fortunately, my wife was able to find Mr. Maini who was able to win my case by carefully navigating the legal process.

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We found Mr. Maini on line wen we needed a lawyer. It was in the middle of the night in an emergency and he answered his page right away. He is very knowledgeable about criminal defense and I was very pleased. Anytime I had a questioned he replied.

Former client

Arun Maini is an excellent lawyer. He is very empathetic and understands his clients.

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The Defence Group, based out of offices in Oakville, Vaughan, and downtown Toronto, has been serving residents of the Golden Horseshoe and the Greater Toronto area since 2003.
We will provide you with a quick response to all of your questions; and thorough, confidential, knowledgeable and experienced representation, every step of the way.

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Peter BoushyPeter Boushy
18:13 29 Nov 22
As a friend and colleague of Arun, I have witnessed first-hand his very impressive wins in court. In fact, in 2022 alone, I closely followed three criminal trials (one with a jury) where Arun was defence counsel - and he won all three! These cases were complex and involved sensitive allegations wherein his clients strenuously asserted their innocence. All three were vindicated in court. Arun's obvious strengths, including his mastery of the law, his civility in court, and his dogged determination to vigorously defend his clients, are most impressive. I have personally known Arun for over 35 years, and his character and legal acumen make him easily one of the most effective trial lawyers in the province.
Ruby MannRuby Mann
23:42 11 Nov 22
Arun is one of the best lawyers I have ever met. He is extremely diligent and can handle any case with care and professionalism. Arun is extremely down to earth, organized, calm, and respectful. He is exactly the type of lawyer you would want to represent you. I would highly recommend Arun to anyone looking for a criminal defence lawyer. I met Arun while I was in my undergrad and had the goal of attending law school, Arun gave me the opportunity to observe him in trial and learn how everything operates first-hand. I was extremely impressed with how he had the ability to work under pressure, form effective arguments and quickly think on the spot. From my eyes, this case looked extremely difficult however, Arun was quick to demonstrated that with the right knowledge and arguments, you can indeed be successful. His calm presence in court was something I found to be highly effective. I was blown away with his opening and closing statements, how he presented evidence, and the type of questions he had for the witnesses. I was able to observe that even the jury was impressed with his work. Arun understands that these are hard and stressful times for his clients which he made sure to address. Arun makes communication a priority for his clients as I saw they were able to address any concerns they might have. In this trial, Arun’s client was found not guilty, and this proves how effective and successful he is in this field. I view Arun as a mentor, and he has helped me with achieving my goals of becoming a lawyer. I have met several lawyers in the past and Arun is the one who I respect and admire the most. Arun is exactly the type of lawyer I hope to become one day. It’s been a privilege to have observed him in action.Whether you are a client or student, Arun will go above and beyond to help you find success.
Sonia ASonia A
14:17 19 Apr 22
I observed Arun in-person over the course of a weeklong jury trial. For context, I am a law student that was assisting on the case. I was impressed by the calmness Arun brought to the courtroom. In most scenarios, clients are in a very rough time when having to deal with a criminal defence lawyer and court can be an overwhelming place.Arun ensured to always be available to the client to answer any questions or concerns. He was patient in explaining the court process and his own thought process on the case to the client. He ensured to meet with the client briefly every day before entering the courtroom to provide the client reassurance and comfort.Given that Arun has been practicing criminal law for about 27 years, I found him to be extremely knowledgeable. He is strategic in the decisions he makes and foresees points the Crown could make.His mannerisms with the Crown, witnesses, and presentation with the jury were excellent. Arun’s oral statements in court were well prepared, thorough, and respectful. Arun is naturally a calm and collected individual and this showed through his composure throughout the entire trial.As a result of his unique personal style, thorough knowledge, and professionalism, the client was found not guilty of the charge. I would highly recommend Arun to any person that is looking for a criminal defence lawyer.
Jasleen SainiJasleen Saini
01:59 03 Mar 21
I met Arun Maini when I was a second-year law student, but I wish I had met him earlier because right from the start, he has been an absolutely invaluable mentor. I’ve known him for about a year now, and I can confidently say that I learned more from him about criminal defence in the year that I have known him, than I did in my 3 years of law school. He is one of the best mentors a student can ask for! He is incredibly patient and has devoted countless time and resources into teaching me how to be an effective criminal defence lawyer as himself.Not only is Arun a phenomenal criminal defence lawyer, but he has also spent many years as a successful Crown prosecutor. That means that you can definitely count on him to be exceptionally knowledgeable about all aspects of criminal law. He is also kind, compassionate, professional, brilliant and a hardworking lawyer. I have seen all these traits in him first-hand. It is because of his kindness, compassion and hard work, that he is so well-respected by Crown attorneys, judges and the legal community as a whole. From attending client meetings and court proceedings with him, I have seen how his incredible reputation and skill has afforded favourable resolutions for his clients. I have seen how he works closely and courteously with Crown attorneys to negotiate advantageous outcomes for his clients. And I have witnessed first-hand how he dedicates countless hours to his work and goes above and beyond in every case he takes on. When it comes to criminal defence, Arun truly is one of the best.Importantly, Arun is also very understanding, personable and has a client focused approach. He listens to his clients and their families and ensures that they are heard and that their version of the events is put before the judge. He takes the time to properly explain things to his clients so that they understand the different aspects of the justice system and the consequences that different charges and sentences carry. With Arun by your side guiding you and supporting you at each stage, going through the criminal justice process is made easier and less frightening.Currently, I am still working as a student for Arun Maini and I reach out to him every time I have a criminal law related question. And I know that in the future, even when I go off on my own, Arun will still be my first call whenever I need advice on a criminal law matter. Given his decades of experience and success as a criminal defence lawyer, I am grateful that he happily and passionately shares his skill, knowledge and expertise with me. Arun Maini left no stone unturned when it came to mentoring me, just as he leaves no stone unturned in building the best defence for his clients.
Cassy BeaulacCassy Beaulac
23:43 02 Oct 19
I first met Arun Maini as a second-year law student. As a (then) law student strongly interested in criminal law, Arun personally took me under his wing as a mentor and has devoted his time to teaching me all the ins and outs of how to be a successful and effective criminal defense lawyer. We have since worked together on criminal cases, and continue to work together with the alike.As a (now) student-at-law completing my articles in the area of criminal defense, I consider Arun to be not only a wonderful mentor (and my go-to person for all things criminal law), but also an exceptional criminal defense lawyer to learn from. Arun is well-respected by all stakeholders, including Crown attorneys, in the legal community, and I have seen first-hand this afford his clients a favourable advantage in resolving their charges. He is incredibly personable, kind and understanding of the often multi-faceted consequences that a criminal charge and/or conviction can carry for his clients. He is dedicated and always goes above-and-beyond to ensure the best possible result, whether that means resolution or going to trial.In summary, I know personally Arun to be a hardworking, extremely knowledgeable and compassionate criminal defence lawyer. Given Arun’s experience and success in criminal defence, I am very appreciative that he is always willing to share his skills, knowledge, expertise with me.

Preparing for a criminal defence requires careful planning and attention to detail. Here are some steps you can take to prepare for a criminal defence:

1.Get Legal Representation. Criminal trials depend upon the evidence being presented in court.

2.Minimize Communications with Third Parties. 

3.Prepare Your Witnesses. 

4.Avoid Social Media.

5.Provide complete and accurate information

Criminal defence lawyers play a crucial role in the legal system and serve an important function in society. Here are some reasons why they are important:

1.Protecting constitutional rights

2.Presumption of innocence 

3.Fair and balanced legal proceedings

4.Expert legal knowledge and strategy

5.Protecting against wrongful convictions

6.Mitigating punishments

7.Providing emotional support

A defence lawyer, also known as a criminal defence attorney, has various responsibilities in representing individuals accused of crimes. Their specific responsibilities can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the circumstances of the case, but here are some common aspects of their role.Client representation,Legal advice,Case evaluation,Defense strategy,Investigation and evidence gathering,Sentencing advocacy.