We Do It Differently

Our Halifax lawyers have spent more than 25 years developing ways to improve the delivery of legal services. As a result, we are leaders in the field and our criminal lawyer offers these innovative solutions:

  • We offer "pay-as-you-go" services – don’t break your budget.
  • We charge flat fees for reviewing the prosecutor’s disclosure.
  • And, our most popular innovation in 25 years: No retainer required!

Asaf Rashid
Criminal Lawyer

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Our Halifax Criminal lawyer, who serves all of Nova Scotia, can see you within the week. Your first meeting can be by video, in person or by telephone.

Select your booking preference:
by phone (902-706-5030)
or through our on-line calendar

Our Services In Criminal Law

Some family members have run-ins with criminal law. They have lots of company: one in eight Canadians has a criminal record. Our criminal defence lawyer helps families handle criminal charges, trials and sentencing and also, concerns about the treatment of loved ones while they are in prison.

We provide a wide range of services assisting clients with their criminal charges. Our criminal law services include:

  1. Prison advocacy
  2. Criminal trials
  3. Review of prosecution disclosure of evidence
  4. Bailhearings
  5. Attendance at court for plea on the charges
  6. Sentencing hearings
  7. Defending speeding tickets

Our Halifax criminal lawyer, Asaf Rashid, who serves all of the province, also has a background in immigration law and therefore he can advise on how criminal charges and convictions will impact immigration status.


Hear Asaf Rashid on CBC Information Morning defending the homeless. Listen here.

Asaf is co-author to the book Solidarity Beyond Bars which explores the idea of unionized prison labour.

Further Writing

Prior to joining Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc, Asaf had kept a blog on criminal law which you can view on this other site.


Our Testimonials

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Joyce Morouney
A week ago

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Yin Nianqing
5 months ago

We had an appointment with Lisa to get the estate package for my parents. Lisa was very professional knowledgeable, and helpful. She explained all the details in simple words to ensure we understand everything, answered all my questions. I'm really appreciate her help.

Christina Reid
Christina Reid
A year ago

We were very pleased with the quick, friendly and professional service we received while getting our will and estate in order.