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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


Murder is the highest offense a person can be charged with in Indiana. The potential penalties that are assigned from this charge are much higher than all other charges. Hiring an experienced criminal attorney in Lafayette, West Lafayette, or Tippecanoe County is imperative to your defense. If you have been arrested, give Vonderheide and Knecht a call as early as possible so that we can go to work for you!

Prison Sentences and Fines

The potential prison sentence is 45 to 65 years in an Indiana Department of Correction facility. There are limitations to getting a portion of the sentence suspended. In a murder conviction, only the time in excess of 45 years may be suspended. The fine associated with a murder charge is up to $10,000.00.

What to do if you have been arrested

Don’t wait to hire an experienced lawyer like Vonderheide and Knecht. Many procedural steps must be made after your arrest to protect your rights. The earlier that you hire an experienced attorney, the more you will have your rights protected. Call Vonderheide and Knecht today at 765-423-2557.