Robbery Defense

Timothy C. Nies

Christian Van Riper

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Van Riper & Nies Law is committed to hard work, open communication and aggressive representation.

Christian Van Riper and Timothy Nies are trial attorneys.

Attorney Christian Van Riper, a resident of Stuart his entire life, is a former prosecuting attorney for the State of Florida, who has litigated many robbery cases. 

Robbery is the use of, or threat of, force to take another's property and includes carjacking, mugging, bank robbery, among others.  A charge of robbery should always be taken seriously since the consequences of a conviction are so life-altering. Loss of freedom, separation from one's family,  permanent criminal record, and years of probation are just a few of the many punishments associated with robbery charges. 

If you are facing robbery charges, you must protect your Constitutional rights by retaining an experienced criminal defense lawyer to provide you with proactive and aggressive representation.  Our criminal trial attorneys are known for their proactive and thorough investigative and trial skills and leave no stone unturned in the defense of our clients. 

For a free consultation concerning your robbery charge, call us at 772-283-8712, complete the contact form below or email us at

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Definition of Robbery: Florida Statute.

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812.13  robbery.--

(1)  "Robbery" means the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.

(2)(a)  If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(b)  If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(c)  If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.