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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.

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 2)

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 2)

Posted By on 22-11-2021

Sexual assault, along with drinking and driving and domestic violence, all have something in common: they are all considered “zero tolerance”... READ MORE

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 1)

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 1)

Posted By on 26-04-2021

If you are charged with sexual assault, you now face a greater chance of being found guilty than ever before. 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

Reducing Access to Justice Part 2: The Preliminary Inquiry

Reducing Access to Justice Part 2: The Preliminary Inquiry

Posted By on 09-10-2019

To read part 1 of this series, please click here. The presumption of innocence is under attack in Canada, and particularly in Ontario. READ MORE

Sexual Assault: The War On Innocence

Sexual Assault: The War On Innocence

Posted By on 25-09-2019

My colleague Christine Lund and I have just successfully completed a sexual assault jury trial in Brampton. READ MORE

GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT: SEXUAL ASSAULT

GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT: SEXUAL ASSAULT

Posted By on 16-09-2019

If you are facing a sexual assault charge, take note: the government has made it easier to find you guilty. READ MORE

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