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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.

Three Essential New Decisions From the Supreme Court: Decision #1

Three Essential New Decisions From the Supreme Court: Decision #1

Posted By on 07-11-2022

The final word on the validity of criminal laws in Canada comes from the Supreme Court. READ MORE

The Five Reasons to Pick a Trial by Jury

The Five Reasons to Pick a Trial by Jury

Posted By on 03-10-2022

My lawyer tells me I have to choose whether to have a trial by judge alone or by jury. Why would I pick a jury trial? READ MORE

How Long Do I Have To Wait For My Trial?

How Long Do I Have To Wait For My Trial?

Posted By on 25-07-2022

How much delay will the justice system tolerate before justice delayed becomes justice denied? READ MORE

Can the Police Lie to Me?

Can the Police Lie to Me?

Posted By on 24-07-2022

Yes, they can. READ MORE

Can My Wife Testify Against Me?

Can My Wife Testify Against Me?

Posted By on 27-06-2022

If a man confesses to his wife that he murdered someone, it used to be the case that the spouse could not testify against her husband in court, even... READ MORE

Extreme Intoxication: Is Getting Really Drunk a Defence to Sexual Assault?

Extreme Intoxication: Is Getting Really Drunk a Defence to Sexual Assault?

Posted By on 08-06-2022

A man named Brown got drunk and consumed magic mushrooms. He lost his grip on reality and broke into two houses and attacked the occupants. READ MORE

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