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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.

Can the Police Seize My Drugs Without a Warrant?

Can the Police Seize My Drugs Without a Warrant?

Posted By on 27-11-2019

The answer? In three situations, the answer is Yes. READ MORE

What Are Dangerous Offenders?

What Are Dangerous Offenders?

Posted By on 03-10-2019

In Canada, most criminal offences carry maximum or minimum sentences. READ MORE

LIBERTY AND THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE: THE RIGHT TO BAIL

LIBERTY AND THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE: THE RIGHT TO BAIL

Posted By on 22-05-2019

Last month, a Kitchener judge denied bail to Udo Haan, the man charged with first-degree murder in the fiery house explosion that killed his wife,... READ MORE

DNA and the Serial Killer: Modern Tool for The Most Ancient of Crimes

DNA and the Serial Killer: Modern Tool for The Most Ancient of Crimes

Posted By on 23-01-2019

Bruce McArthur, allegedly one of the worst serial killers in Canadian history, roamed the streets for years as his victims disappeared one by one. READ MORE

Facebook Justice! Evidence in a Social Media World

Facebook Justice! Evidence in a Social Media World

Posted By on 19-01-2019

Social media has changed almost all facets of our society and criminal justice certainly has been no exception. READ MORE

Tougher Driving Laws and Higher Fines for Ontario Motorists

Tougher Driving Laws and Higher Fines for Ontario Motorists

Posted By on 02-01-2019

Driving is a privilege, not a right. READ MORE

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