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Can the Police Lie to Me?

Yes, they can. Most people who grow up in a peaceful, law-abiding society are raised to trust the police to look after the well-being of its citizens. Such trust is well-placed,…

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Legalized Piracy: The Abuse of Civil Forfeiture Laws

It is easy to forget that piracy was once a state-sanctioned activity. Centuries ago, English “privateers” attacked Spanish ships laden with gold, enriching themselves and the royal Crown in the process.…

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled decisively against the government’s attempts to undermine long-standing legal principles. Those principles balance the rights of individuals to life, liberty and security of the…

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Defence Group Lawyer Wins Jury Trial In Sex Assault Case

Managing Director of The Defence Group, Arun S. Maini, has practised criminal law for twenty years. As a former federal prosecutor and former Crown attorney, he knows a thing or two…

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Showdown on Sentencing Law in Canada

The Defence Group’s managing director, Arun S. Maini, was recently interviewed by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record newspaper about a major showdown between the government and the courts on their “tough-on-crime” agenda (click…

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Defending Against Unfair Domestic Assault Policies: Part 1

The domestic assault lawyers at The Defence Group fight every day against the automatic imposition of “one size fits all” policies by the government in domestic violence cases. These “zero tolerance”…

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Defending Domestic Assault Cases at The Defence Group

The domestic assault lawyers at The Defence Group regularly monitor changes to government policies on domestic assault. These policies affect how our bail hearing lawyers present their case in court, and…

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Changes to drinking and driving rules in the Criminal Code came into effect a couple of years ago as part of the government’s anti-crime agenda. Those rules made it more difficult…

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Supreme Court on Care and Control

You don’t have to be driving your car to be charged with a drinking and driving offence. You can be sitting on the passenger side, or even asleep in the back…

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Sexual Assault or Reality TV?

Can a young woman legally auction off her virginity? Former Crown attorney and sexual assault defence lawyer Arun S. Maini, was interviewed by Yahoo Canada about a TV show that has…

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New Client Services at The Defence Group

The criminal lawyers at The Defence Group are pleased to announce a new service for our clients: as of November 1st, 2012, we will be accepting payment by credit card. Being…

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The Abuse of Authority and the Frailty of Free Will: Compliance

The human mind can be manipulated. Free will can be overcome. In some extreme cases, people can be convinced to say or do things which they would never dream themselves capable…

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