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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.

The Sexual Assault Charges Against the World Junior Hockey Team – Five Things You Need to Know

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Posted By on 16-02-2024

Anyone who follows hockey in Canada knows that five players from the 2018 world junior hockey team were recently charged with sexual assault... READ MORE

Five Ways to Defend Sexual Assault Cases Now

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Posted By on 26-09-2023

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down certain parts of the sex offender registry law for violating the constitution. READ MORE

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Former US President Donald Trump now faces two sets of criminal charges: an indictment in New York related to paying a porn star to keep quiet... READ MORE

What Does ChatGPT (And AI) Mean for Criminal Law?

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Posted By on 08-06-2023

Artificial intelligence and ChatGPT are expressions nobody other than computer nerds used, until a few months ago. READ MORE

Impaired Driving and the Back on Track Program

Impaired Driving and the Back on Track Program

Posted By on 05-04-2023

When the police arrest you in Ontario for impaired driving or driving over the legal limit (called an “over 80”), they will automatically... READ MORE

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