Burglary Defense


Timothy Nies


Christian Van Riper

We Work for You….”

Van Riper and Nies merges tenacious litigation, skill and personal attention in representing clients charged with state or federal crimes.

Our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys. Attorney Christian Van Riper is a former Florida prosecuting attorney, who has handled countless crimes involving theft or burglary. Tim Nies is a former insurance defense senior casualty trial attorney and U.S. Army Ranger veteran.

If you've been arrested for burglary, there is a strong possibility you may face jail time if convicted by a jury. In Florida, a burglary is committed when someone  enters a dwelling (home, apartment, etc.), structure or conveyance (such as a car) with the intent to commit a crime.  Committing a burglary while carrying a firearm, is even more serious and can result in long prison sentences.

An experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer, by evaluating the evidence and interviewing or deposing witnesses, may be able to convince the prosecutor to reduce the charge to a lesser charge, such as trespass.  Our attorneys are experienced in trying burglary crimes in Florida and are dedicated to defending you in court. We are known for leaving no stone unturned as we fight for our clients' rights and freedom.

Consultations with our defense attorneys are always free and we offer payment plans.

For more information about our criminal defense practice, please call us at 772-283-8712, 954-369-0776 or 561-962-3130, complete the contact form below, or e-mail Christian Van Riper at christian@vanriperandnies.com. Our attorneys answer our phones day and night.

Stuart: 900 SE Ocean Boulevard, Building E, Suite 140, Stuart, FL 34994.

West Palm Beach: 801 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.


Deerfield Beach: 10 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.