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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

COVID-19: Is It Safe to Go to Court?

COVID-19: Is It Safe to Go to Court?

Posted By on 20-07-2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the courts in Ontario closed early and completely to the public on March 16th, and only as of July 6... READ MORE

5 Ways That COVID-19 Will Affect Your Case

5 Ways That COVID-19 Will Affect Your Case

Posted By on 06-07-2020

Yes; the closure of the courts in Ontario since mid-March continues to impact the criminal justice system. READ MORE

Is COVID-19 Having an Impact on Jail Sentences?

Is COVID-19 Having an Impact on Jail Sentences?

Posted By on 27-04-2020

While this public health crisis is still fairly new, the answer so far appears to be yes- judges are more reluctant to impose jail sentences;... READ MORE

What Are the Different Types of Bail?

What Are the Different Types of Bail?

Posted By on 21-01-2020

If you are charged with a criminal offense, the police have to decide what to do with you. They have three options: Yes, you do. READ MORE

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