Domestic Violence


Timothy Nies


Christian Van Riper


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Domestic Violence offenses are those committed by one family member against another while living in the same home. When police officers are called to a domestic dispute, someone is usually going to jail. Oftentimes, it does not matter what the circumstances were or who was truly at fault. This is why it is important to contact a criminal defense attorneys ASAP. We are ready to fight for your rights - day or night.

As stated in Florida Statute 741.28(2) "Domestic Violence" means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.


When called to the scene of a domestic dispute, police officers are often compelled to make quick judgments based on scant evidence, and more often than not, arrest the person who did not call 911. Domestic violence charges can often lead to jail time and loss of parental rights.

Due to the nature of crimes involving a family, especially when children are involved, criminal defense lawyers with experience in domestic violence offenses are needed to protect the future of your family. A domestic violence arrest will usually result in a court-issued restraining order until the case is resolved, meaning the accused may need to move out of his or her residence and be separated from his or her family.  If you have been arrested for domestic violence, retaining a criminal defense lawyer is critical.

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.

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By Tim Nies