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Attorneys at Law

Lawyers with over 60 years of combined experience in Tippecanoe and all surrounding counties.

300 Main Street Suite #500
Lafayette, IN 47901


With a focus on criminal defense and family law, Vonderheide & Knecht practices in divorce, paternity, estates, wills, and appeals cases, as well as DUI/OWI, drug dealing, possession, and other criminal offenses ranging from theft to murder. Headquartered in Lafayette, Vonderheide & Knecht represents clients throughout Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Warren, and White Counties.

With over 60 years of combined experience serving Indiana's legal needs, we can help resolve your case effectively and efficiently. Through every step of the trial process, we work to communicate clearly with you to make sure you have the straightforward legal advice you need to make informed decisions about your case, know what to expect, and know how to proceed.

Contact us to schedule a consultation and find out how Vonderheide & Knecht can help you with your case.

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Recent Blog Posts

  • New Law regarding holding a cell phone while driving

    Effective July 1, 2020, Indiana is replacing its law restricting texting while driving with a much broader law prohibiting a driver from using or even holding a phone while operating a moving motor vehicle. The exception is that calling 911 is allowed to report a bona fide emergency. Hands free or voice operated technology is still permitted. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will not assess points for violating this law until July 1, 2021. Nevertheless, you can be stopped starting this July 1 and assessed fines and court costs for using or even holding a telecommunications device. The traffi...

  • Can protection orders be expunged?

    Can a protective order be expunged from your record and how does the process work? Lawyer Steven Knecht answers your questions.