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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 experience. Mr. Maini has also lectured at The Advocates’ Society and has taught advocacy at the Law Society and Osgoode Hall Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy program. Maini appears occasionally in the media to comment on criminal law – see examples from the CBC, the Toronto Star, and the National Post.

Stacking the Deck: Is the Government Undermining the Right to a Fair Trial?

Stacking the Deck: Is the Government Undermining the Right to a Fair Trial?

Posted By on 07-10-2021

The right to a fair trial is under attack by our government. READ MORE

Are Zoom Trials Here to Stay?

Are Zoom Trials Here to Stay?

Posted By on 04-05-2021

A Superior Court judge has released her decision in the case of Alek Minassian. READ MORE

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 1)

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 1)

Posted By on 26-04-2021

If you are charged with sexual assault, you now face a greater chance of being found guilty than ever before. READ MORE

The Charter: Search and Seizure (Part 3)

The Charter: Search and Seizure (Part 3)

Posted By on 17-11-2020

The short answer is Yes. READ MORE

The Charter: Search and Seizure (Part 2)

The Charter: Search and Seizure (Part 2)

Posted By on 04-11-2020

A search warrant is a court order issued by a Judge or Justice of the Peace. READ MORE

The Charter: Search and Seizure (Part 1)

The Charter: Search and Seizure (Part 1)

Posted By on 15-10-2020

The Charter of Rights guarantees that “Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure”. What does this mean? READ MORE

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