Drug Crime Defense


Timothy Nies


Christian Van Riper


"We produce solutions for our clients' problems..."

Van Riper and Nies attorneys fight hard for their clients' freedom...

Our trial attorneys are experienced criminal defense attorneys. Attorney ChristianVan Riper is a former Prosecutor for the State of Florida, and a former Law Clerk for the Florida Supreme Court. Christian is known for his aggressive and proactive defense of his clients; leaving no stone unturned. Our attorney, Timothy Nies, is a U.S. Army Ranger Veteran and a former trial attorney for the largest insurance defense law firm in the world. 


Drug charges span a broad range of offenses, from the less severe, such as simple possession of a small amount of marijuana, to the more serious, such as participation in an ongoing drug-related criminal enterprise, or manufacturing and distributing drugs. Offenses also inlude the use
, sale, possession, trafficking, or distribution of illegal drugs and narcotics, such as:  cocaine, marijuana, PCP, crack, ecstasy, LSD, heroin, opiates, and unauthorized prescription medications, such as Zanax, Percocet, Oxycodone, Tramadol, etc

Florida has become more and more
strict with both penalties for conviction of drug crimes. If you are convicted of a drug crime, it is likely that you will spend time in jail, pay hefty fines and/or attend drug or alcohol treatment.

It is important that you speak with an attorney right away after being arrested and before being questioned by the police. In addition to protecting your legal and Constitutional rights, an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can help take some of the fear out of the situation you are in. We are known for the personal attention we give to our clients and will answer each and every question or concern you may have.

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.

By Tim Nies