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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.

Extreme Intoxication: Is Getting Really Drunk a Defence to Sexual Assault?

Extreme Intoxication: Is Getting Really Drunk a Defence to Sexual Assault?

Posted By on 08-06-2022

A man named Brown got drunk and consumed magic mushrooms. He lost his grip on reality and broke into two houses and attacked the occupants. READ MORE

Is #MeToo Having an Impact?

Is #MeToo Having an Impact?

Posted By on 06-06-2022

Yes. Definitely. The #MeToo movement reflects a broad shift in society towards zero tolerance for sexual harassment and sexual assault. READ MORE

What Is a Rape Shield Law? (Part 1)

What Is a Rape Shield Law? (Part 1)

Posted By on 06-03-2022

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

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 3)

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 3)

Posted By on 23-02-2022

For hundreds of years, an individual has had the right in serious cases to be tried by a “jury of his peers”. READ MORE

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 2)

Sexual Assault: A Matter of Conviction (Part 2)

Posted By on 18-02-2022

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 02-02-2022

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

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