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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.

How Long Do I Have To Wait For My Trial?

How Long Do I Have To Wait For My Trial?

Posted By on 25-07-2016

The Supreme Court of Canada Institutes a New Framework for Unreasonable Delay How much delay will the justice system tolerate before justice delayed... READ MORE

Can The Police Intercept My Text Messages?

Can The Police Intercept My Text Messages?

Posted By on 11-07-2016

The short answer is yes, although it is of course not as simple as that. READ MORE

Can My Wife Testify Against Me?

Can My Wife Testify Against Me?

Posted By on 27-06-2016

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

Recent Developments In The Ontario Court Of Appeal

Recent Developments In The Ontario Court Of Appeal

Posted By on 13-06-2016

R v Kreko, 2016 ONCA 367 – The Importance of Aboriginality in Sentencing The sentencing of aboriginal people is unique because it is supposed to... READ MORE

Myths And Stereotypes About Sexual Assault Cases

Myths And Stereotypes About Sexual Assault Cases

Posted By on 01-02-2016

There has been much discussion in the media recently, as a result of the trial of Jian Ghomeshi, about whether further limits should be placed on the... READ MORE

Justice For Sammy? The Forcillo Verdict

Justice For Sammy? The Forcillo Verdict

Posted By on 04-01-2016

The jury rendered an unusual verdict in the trial of police constable James Forcillo. But was it a just verdict? It was. READ MORE

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