Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that your lawyer truly cares about you and the well-being of your family? That you have hired a firm that will work tirelessly to make sure your legal and constitutional rights are upheld?
Compassionate, hard-working and dedicated, Van Riper & Nies, a veteran-owned criminal defense law firm, is committed to protecting your legal and constitutional rights when you are accused of committing a crime.
Christian Van Riper, the head of our criminal defense practice, spent years as a prosecutor for the state of Florida. He has litigated myriad criminal cases, argued motions and appeals on a great variety of issues, and conducted jury and non-jury trials dealing with crimes ranging from DUIs to murder. As a former prosecutor, Christian knows how the other side thinks, giving him a valuable edge in the courtroom and the perspective needed to defend any case.
Christian’s partner at Van Riper & Nies, Tim Nies, is a U.S. Army veteran and insurance company casualty attorney well-versed in complex trial cases. Together, these two attorneys make a formidable team that will fight hard to win your case.
Van Riper & Nies is known by prosecutors for leaving no stone unturned when defending clients’ freedom, and for being available day or night to clients. Our attorneys are committed to professional service, skilled representation, and reasonable rates. We regularly work with clients on easy payment plan arrangements, and we pay such careful attention to each case that all our clients have our personal cell numbers.
When choosing representation for yourself or a loved one in a criminal case, it is critical to take immediate action. Delay in retaining a criminal defense attorney may harm your case and your chances for a favorable resolution. Consulting a qualified criminal defense attorney early on can help protect your freedom and liberty.
Areas of Practice
Christian and Tim are committed to providing aggressive and well-planned criminal defense representation in all types of cases, including:
- Domestic battery
- Drug possession
- Prescription fraud
- Solicitation and prostitution defense
- Sexual battery
- Traffic offenses
“White Collar” Crime
- Credit card fraud
- Computer crimes
- Criminal appeals
- Violation of probation
- Expungements and bond reductions
- Juvenile delinquency
- Immigration fraud
- Workers’ compensation fraud