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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.

Fixing the System: Will the Government Follow Up on Its Promises?

Fixing the System: Will the Government Follow Up on Its Promises?

Posted By on 22-11-2021

Back in the dark days of Stephen Harper’s “law and order” politics, the government introduced several laws designed to punish and label... READ MORE

The Charter: Search and Seizure (Part 3)

The Charter: Search and Seizure (Part 3)

Posted By on 17-11-2020

The short answer is Yes. 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

What Is a Rape Shield Law? (Part 1)

What Is a Rape Shield Law? (Part 1)

Posted By on 20-05-2020

A rape shield law doesn’t stop rape (or sexual assault, the more correct legal term), but rather is designed to screen questions that the... READ MORE

Our New World: Emergency Orders, Quarantine, and COVID-19

Our New World: Emergency Orders, Quarantine, and COVID-19

Posted By on 11-05-2020

Emergency orders are not new. We have just been lucky here in Ontario that they have not had to be used very often. In some U.S. READ MORE

How Are the Courts Responding to COVID-19?

How Are the Courts Responding to COVID-19?

Posted By on 06-04-2020

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was a global pandemic. READ MORE

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