About schnepperlegal.com website
Schnepper Legal Services, LLC was a website created for Evansville criminal defense lawyer Kurt Schnepper. As per the website, attorney Kurt Schnepper obtains his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and Public Administration from Indiana University Bloomington in 1996 and obtained his J.D in 1999 from Valparaiso University School of Law.
The schnepperlegal.com website provides information about the practice areas offered by Schnepper Legal Services, LLC. Besides handling criminal law, attorney Kurt Schnepper also handles Juvenile law, Family law, and Expungement. To read other related articles, visit Lawyer News.
Services offered on Schnepper Legal Services, LLC website
The Schnepper Legal Services, LLC website provides information on their landing page about knowing your rights. The website provides knowledge about the Indiana search and seizure law: Miranda, Pirtle, and Gant. Out of the three search and seizure rules, Miranda is probably the most well-known. As per the website, Miranda warnings are usually heard on any crime show on TV. “You have the right to remain silent…”, but why do police read these rights? As per the website, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Fifth Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination extends to the police interrogation of suspects. They also inform the visitors that if the police did not advise the suspects of these rights, any statements that arise from police questioning must be suppressed, or excluded from the trial.
Next from the list is the Pirtle. Pirtle deals with police searches and was decided by the Indiana Supreme Court. The website provides a short background on how the Pirtle rule was made. Officers were questioning Robert Pirtle at the time of his arrest. He was given his Miranda warnings by a police officer, but he did not surrender his rights. Later, another officer approached Pirtle and requested permission to search his residence, during which time evidence was discovered. He then asserted that the agreement to search was not voluntary since he had requested counsel and that any evidence obtained should be suppressed as a result. From then, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that once a person is in custody (not free to leave), if they are asked to give consent to search, they are entitled to the presence and advice of counsel prior to making the decision whether to give such consent. The police officer must read the Pirtle warnings and inform the person “you have the right to require that a search warrant be obtained before any search of your residence, vehicle, or other premises. You have the right to refuse to consent to any such search. You have the right to consult with an attorney prior to giving consent to any such search. If you cannot afford an attorney, you have the right to have an attorney provided to you at no cost.” Last on the list is the Gant rule. In Gant, the Court ruled that police officer may only search the passenger compartment of a vehicle incident to an arrest if they have a reasonable suspicion that the arrested person may gain access to the vehicle at the time of the search or that the vehicle contains evidence of the offense for which the arrest was made, among other things.
The website also offers details about their practice area, criminal law, juvenile law, family law, and expungement. The Schnepper Legal Services, LLC makes sure that their future clients will be assisted throughout the case. The website also has a contact page that has a form where the visitors can send their inquiries and questions; the website also provides their contact number for those people who wanted to reach them by phone. And lastly, the website provides their office address for those clients who want to meet them in person.
About Kurt Schnepper
In 1999, Attorney Kurt Schnepper started as an attorney in a small law firm handling family law, business law, estates, probate, estate planning, guardianships, child support, custody modification, divorce, small claims, and real estate contracts. In 2001, attorney Kurt became a deputy prosecutor in Vanderburgh County, and that was the time he was introduced to criminal law. From then, attorney Kurt began handling drunk driving, OMVWI, battery, theft, shoplifting, public indecency, intoxication, drug possession that includes marijuana and paraphernalia. After a few months as a deputy prosecutor, attorney Kurt became a felony prosecutor. Since then-Attorney Kurt completed over fifty jury trials as a prosecutor.
And in 2003, attorney Kurt left the prosecutor’s office and decided to start his own private practice that focused on criminal defense. Attorney Kurt Schnepper has tried over a hundred jury trials starting from low-level felonies such as traffic violations to much more serious matters of theft, burglary, drug dealing charges, and violent crimes. Attorney Kurt Schnepper has gained extensive knowledge in murder cases throughout the course of his career, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. In addition, Attorney Schnepper has been retained or selected by a number of different judges throughout the state and appointed lead defense counsel in murder, life without parole, and death penalty cases; most notably, he was a member of the Legal Defense team that was successful in convincing a jury to spare the life of a man convicted of multiple brutal murders.