Sex Crimes


Timothy Nies


Christian Van Riper


Skilled attorneys...
          tenacious litigation...
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Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, a military veteran-owned law firm, defends clients charged with sex crimes.

Our trial attorneys are experienced sex crime defense attorneys. Our attorney, Christian Van Riper, is a former Felony Prosecutor for the State of Florida, where he prosecuted those accused of sex crimes. Our attorney, Timothy C. Nies, is a U.S. Army Ranger Veteran and former insurance company trial attorney, where he litigated in civil court sexual offense cases.

If you are under investigation, have been questioned by the police, or have been arrested or charged with a sex crime, it is highly recommended that you first exercise your Constitutional right to remain silent and speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Any statements you make to the police will surely be used against you in court before a jury.

If you are suspected of or have been charged with a sexual offense, an experienced criminal trial lawyer will speak with you about your options for free. Our attorney, Christian Van Riper, is a former Florida Felony Prosecutor with experience in litigating sex crime cases.

Cases we handle for our clients:

-          Sexual Battery, Rape

-          Aggravated Sexual Assault

-          Date Rape

-          Lewd and Lascivious Conduct

-          Lewd and Lascivious Battery

-          Internet Stalking

-          Child Abuse

-          Prostitution

-          Solicitation of Prostitution

-          Violation of Florida Sex Offenders Registry Laws

-          Failure to Timely Register as a Sex offender

-          Indecent Exposure

-          Criminal Transmission of HIV

Being convicted of a sex crime is serious with life-altering consequences. A mere accusation that you committed a sexual offense will surely change your life, both at work and at home.  It is critical to have a skilled and experienced defense attorney on your side who will employ expert witnesses and investigators to analyze and investigate the methods the police used to gather and test the evidence in your case. Our attorneys are known for leaving no stone unturned when representing clients accused of sexual offenses.


For more information about our criminal defense practice, please call us at 772-283-8712 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.