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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.

Domestic Violence: Do Zero Tolerance Policies Go Too Far?

Domestic Violence: Do Zero Tolerance Policies Go Too Far?

Posted By on 19-10-2021

Every few weeks we hear or read about a tragic case where a woman is murdered by a former lover, or kids are abducted or killed by an embittered... READ MORE

Your Home Is Your Castle- Even If It’s a Not a Castle

Your Home Is Your Castle- Even If It’s a Not a Castle

Posted By on 11-06-2019

Five young men are chilling in a backyard- four are black and one is Asian. No drugs, no booze, no loud noise. READ MORE

The Fly and the Sledgehammer:  Why Zero Tolerance For Domestic Assault Is Here to Stay | The Defence Group

The Fly and the Sledgehammer: Why Zero Tolerance For Domestic Assault Is Here to Stay | The Defence Group

Posted By on 09-05-2018

Domestic violence remains a top priority for law enforcement. READ MORE

Why is there a No Contact order in my domestic assault case?

Why is there a No Contact order in my domestic assault case?

Posted By on 08-02-2018

In every single case of domestic violence, where the police arrest and charge someone, that defendant is prohibited from contacting the complainant. READ MORE

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