Criminal lawyer Arun S. Maini is a former Crown Attorney. He knows the criminal justice system and what it takes to build a great defence. He seeks the best results through analysis, negotiations and litigation. The results speak for themselves: see this Testimonials page for some of our clients’ comments.
To whom it may concern,
I was arrested and the police proceeded to lay serious criminal charges against me. Fortunately, my wife was able to find Mr. Maini who was able to win my case by carefully navigating the legal process. I hope this letter will help you decide whether he can help you as well.
Mr. Maini stood by me beginning with my bail hearing, followed by the disclosure phase of the proceedings, the negotiations with the Crown, and right through to a final successful outcome of all charges being withdrawn without a trial!
One thing I truly appreciate about Mr. Maini’s approach is how professionally and methodically he handles every aspect of the proceedings. Initially, he put all his focus on representing me at my bail hearing on the morning after my arrest. He carefully reviewed the charges and spoke to my family to explain what I was facing. They agreed to act as my sureties and so he prepared them for the hearing. Finally, he met with me to explain what I should expect. He gave me confidence that he could win bail and this was critical because failure to do so would make it that much more difficult to ultimately win the case.
Once bail was awarded, Mr. Maini met with me to ask if I would like him to represent me through the next set of steps. He described the legal process in detail as well as his personal approach but he did not pressure me to make a quick decision. Nevertheless, I had already done some research on the Internet and I was quite comfortable with hiring him. My research had shown me that criminal lawyers (as is the case in most professions) come in all stripes and colours. In fact, it bothered me that all too many seem to focus their websites on convincing potential clients that they are “the best” or to underscore how aggressive they are and how successful this makes them. This concerned me because: 1) I was not hiring someone to sell my car and 2) I know that it’s often easier to achieve a good result by working with people rather than barking at them. In fact, I read one article by a university professor that suggested that overly aggressive criminal defence lawyers could actually be a hindrance to a defendant because their shark-like approach can turn off Crown attorneys and quickly lead to a very costly and very risky trail.
Mr. Maini was different because he insisted on taking things one step at a time. He was keen on looking at the facts, the disclosure/evidence the Crown was prepared to present should the case go to trial and he wanted to evaluate the strength of their case (or lack thereof) so that he could evaluate what options he could pursue to achieve the best possible resolution for me.
Mr. Maini shared the disclosure with me and we both noticed numerous discrepancies. I found this to be a particularly difficult part of the processes because it showed the case the police were trying to build, however, it truly helped that Mr. Maini remained extremely supportive and patient. He answered all of my questions and prepared a detailed submission to the Crown seeking a number of additional pieces of missing disclosure which could help prove my innocence. Mr. Maini’s knowledge of the legal system and extensive experience as both a crown attorney and a defence attorney were an invaluable asset and this was clearly evident in the way he anticipated the Crown’s position.
After several months of delays on the Crown’s part, Mr. Maini’s patience paid off because all charges against me were withdrawn!
I remain truly thankful for the work Mr. Maini did on my behalf and would strongly recommend him to anyone seeking a quality Criminal Defence Lawyer.
We found Mr. Maini on line wen we needed a lawyer. It was in the middle of the night in an emergency and he answered his page right away. He is very knowledgeable about criminal defense and I was very pleased. Anytime I had a questioned he replied. I don’t know what I would have done with anyone else. Mr. Maini is understanding and compassionate with his clients. I would recommend him to anyone needing a criminal defense lawyer.
Arun Maini is an excellent lawyer. He is very empathetic and understands his clients. Mr. Maini is able to communicate the law in a clear manner so that his clients have the knowledge and foresight to fully be aware of the steps involved in the judicial process. Arun is personable and has made great contacts with fellow lawyers as well as relations with prosecutors over the last twenty years. Mr. Maini is fair and reasonable with the fees and by no means is he greedy which is quite opposite to the norm in this field. I’m quite impressed with the character and honesty of Mr. Maini along with the results he was able to produce. If you are in need of a remarkable laywer. Do not hesitate to contact Arun. He will not disappoint you with the results. And he will not over charge you with ridiculous fees.Mr. Maini will also take his time to answer any questions or concerns which you may have. The law is quite overwhelming and you may feel confused but rest assured you can’t go wrong with Arun.
I was very fortunate to have been referred to Arun Maini. He instills a sense of comfort and calmness, while providing a genuine feeling of hope and confidence. Arun is very clear on the steps he is taking to accomplish your goal. He always explains the process and keeps you informed and assured, and he is always available to you. Arun is very well known and highly respected by other lawyers. This is very evident in court with his interaction with judges, crown attorneys, as well as with family lawyers. His method of billing is extremely fair, structured, and conducive to an open and relaxed relationship while allowing you the freedom to clarify any questions or issues. Arun is always just a ‘text’ away. I definitely would recommend Arun to anyone that requires a Criminal Lawyer. I would not hesitate to refer friends, family, colleagues, or clients to Arun if the need arose, as I know they would be in good hands and Arun would get the job done.
I was told by many lawyers my “charge” was a low priority in the legal system and nothing to get excited about. This did not sit well with me considering how poorly the police handled their investigation. After several stressful days of interviewing lawyers; Arun Maini was a breath of fresh air. He understood my concerns and immediately set up a no fee consultation. We met, he explained the process, possible outcomes and his fees. His services were clear and once retained, he immediately went to work on my case. Arun and his team handled everything. Even after many delays and court appearances on my behalf; his quoted fee never wavered nor did his persistence. The end result: The charge was fully withdrawn. Although I never want to experience a situation like this again, Arun will always be my lawyer of choice. His card is now a permanent fixture in my wallet. So glad to know his expertise is a phone call away!
He is not just a lawyer, but a professional that you can rely on his words when he says everything would be fine. I was totally unfamiliar and frightened with these charges, he explained that the charge is at the least rating of crimes (not trying to exaggerate things, convincing me to hire him). He explained the process and how is expected to be resolved, in the first meeting, which was a free consultation. He prepared us to establish some positive volunteer activities to recover the fault to help the judgment. And of course the case was withdrawn. I was referenced to one of his co-workers who accepted much lower legal fees. When he noticed that she is not available for that period of time. He accepted my case within my budget. He is fully dedicated to his job and reachable when you need him. He always returned my calls or messages in an acceptable time, mostly within a day. I think His experience as a prosecutor has made him an outstanding lawyer.
I certainly appreciate Arun Maini and his ability to provide clear and honest advice. He extended himself over and beyond through his quick responses to all inquiries (include Sat & Sun). Family had questions that were asked over the weekend expecting a response the next business day however Arun responded within 30 minutes in some cases on a Sunday. Was flexible to make arrangements to meet with after working hours. Fantastic availability and response time. Our first sessions went on for 2 hours!! (not standard 30 mins) as he educated us on the court process and what to expect. Was upfront about over cost and what to expect over the during of the case based on what information he was told. That was extremely helpful. I would certainly recommend him. Thanks so much Arun!!!
There are those periods in life when families face unfamiliar situations like criminal charges. It is always a frightening situation when lawyer is a main hope for family to get back to normal life. I believe Arun is one of those who offer more than a legal advice. He goes beyond and above the expected. Besides explaining the process in the first meeting as a free consultation he advised us on steps to help the judgement. He made us feel hopeful and confident in positive outcome. It helped us to calm our feelings. Arun clearly explained steps he was going to take to accomplish our goal.
Arun is a true professional. He is VERY well respected by other lawyers as well as with police and within the courts. He is ALWAYS available to answer any questions you may have (even if they are dumb lol) He has been very understanding and helpful through this whole ordeal. Yes, Lawyers are expensive, however that is because the right one is available 24/7 even on holidays and off hours, taking him away from his family! Arun will spend endless amounts of hours on your case and won’t waste any time fighting for you and your rights with no judgement, ever. We are not completely through my case yet, however to date he has been completely worth every penny.
After meeting with several criminal lawyers, I was most impressed with the service from Arun Maini at The Defence Group. He was very personable and showed a genuine interest in helping us with our legal matters. He has key assets that made me pursue his services. He is experienced and answered all our questions in great detail. I felt particularly confident that he would be able to negotiate with the crown In our favour. I will be using him if I need a lawyer again and would highly recommend him to family and friends.