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Christian Van Riper

Timothy C. Nies

"We work hard for your freedom..."

Van Riper & Nies Law relies on open communication, hard work and trust in bringing justice our clients.

Below is a list of some of the criminal defense services we provide for our clients in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Palm Beach and Okeechobee counties:

Drug Crimes:

  • Cultivation,
  • Distribution,
  • Manufacturing,
  • Possession,
  • Delivery of a controlled substance,
  • Prescription Fraud,
  • Drug Trafficking,
  • Cocaine,
  • Ecstasy (MDMA),
  • GHB,
  • Ketamine,
  • LSD
  • Oxycodin/Oxycodone.

Violent Crimes:

  • Aggravated Assault,
  • Aggravated Battery,
  • Arson,
  • Assault and Battery,
  • Domestic Violence,
  • Hate Crimes,
  • Manslaughter,
  • Murder in the 2nd Degree,
  • Murder in the 1st Degree,

White Collar Crimes:

  • Bank Fraud,
  • Bribery,
  • Computer Hacking,
  • Credit Card Fraud,
  • Embezzlement,
  • Extortion,
  • Forgery,
  • Identity Theft,
  • Perjury. 

Driving Under the Influence (DUI):

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Alcohol or Drugs,
  • Boating under the Influence (BUI) of Alcohol or Drugs,
  • Breath Testing,
  • Driver's License Suspension,
  • Underage Drinking and Driving,
  • Vehicular Assault,
  • Vehicular Homicide.


  • Criminal Trespass,
  • Harassment,
  • Reckles Endangerment,
  • Restraining Order Violations,
  • False Imprisonment,
  • Burglary,
  • Grand Theft,
  • Driving While License Suspended (DWLS),
  • Violation of Probation (VOP),
  • "Dirty Urine" tests,
  • Criminal Appeals,
  • Post-Conviction Motions,
  • Change of Pleas

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 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.

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