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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.

Stolen Property and Wilful Blindness

Stolen Property and Wilful Blindness

Posted By on 19-10-2019

In the early morning hours, a man is discovered by patrol officers sleeping in the driver’s seat of a parked and running GMC Terrain. READ MORE

Do I Have a Right to a Speedy Trial?

Do I Have a Right to a Speedy Trial?

Posted By on 10-10-2019

Justice delayed is justice denied. READ MORE

Bail and The John Howard Society

Bail and The John Howard Society

Posted By on 15-05-2019

At any given time, over 12,000 individuals are detained in pre-trial custody in one of Canada’s many provincial jails. READ MORE

Driving While Black: Racial Profiling By Police

Driving While Black: Racial Profiling By Police

Posted By on 01-05-2019

In January 2019, Members of Pride Toronto voted by a narrow margin of 163-161, to ban uniformed police officers from participating in the widely... READ MORE

Did Trump Obstruct Justice? The Mueller Report is (Finally) Complete

Did Trump Obstruct Justice? The Mueller Report is (Finally) Complete

Posted By on 25-03-2019

Did Trump get away with it? Or was the process a witch hunt, as Trump claims? READ MORE

Voyeurism in School: Significant Digits in the Jarvis Case

Voyeurism in School: Significant Digits in the Jarvis Case

Posted By on 24-02-2019

The Supreme Court ruled that a high school teacher, Ryan Jarvis, who secretly recorded students from his pen camera while they were at school has... READ MORE

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