Kurt Schnepper

Kurt Schnepper

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Schnepper Law Firm, LLC has been representing clients all over the State of Indiana, predominantly in the Central and Southern portions for over 20 years now. Attorney Kurt Schnepper graduated from Indiana University University Bloomington in 1996, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science and Public Administration then went on to Valparaiso University School of Law to obtain his J.D. in 1999;
Kurt worked in a small law firm from 1999 learning family law, estate planning and real estate law,

2001 Kurt became a deputy prosecutor in Vanderburgh County and was introduced to criminal law. Kurt began in Misdemeanor Court handling drunk driving, OMVWI, battery, theft, shoplifting, public indecency, intoxication, drug possession cases including marijuana, paraphernalia, After a few months as a deputy prosecutor, Attorney Kurt Schnepper became a felony prosecutor completing his first jury trial in 2001. Attorney Schnepper went on to complete over 50 jury trials as a prosecutor, learning exactly what it took for the State to win at trial.
Attorney Schnepper opened his private practice in 2003, focused on Criminal Defense and has now tried over one hundred Jury trials, from lower level felonies like drug possessions to much more serious matters of theft, burglary, drug dealing charges and violent crimes involving battery as well as obtaining years of experience with murder cases, both as a prosecutor and as defense.
Attorney Schnepper has been retained or selected by various Judges around the State and appointed defense counsel in murder, life without Parole and Death Penalty cases; most notably as a member of the legal defense team who was successful in convincing a jury to spare the life of a defendant convicted of multiple murders. (State v. Wilkes 2009)
Kurt is one of only a handful of Lawyers qualified by the State of Indiana to be appointed in any case where the death penalty is sought.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana Supreme Court
ID Number: 21986-82
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
CEO, Attorney Private Practice
Schnepper Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Indiana Dept of Child Services
Handled all legal aspects with regard to CHINS matters, Termination of Parental Rights and Adoptions
CEO, Attorney Private Practice
Schnepper Law Office
Deputy Prosecutor
Vanderburgh County Prosecutors Office
Trial Deputy, Gun Violence
Associate Attorney, clerk
Shaw and Gwinn, PC
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
Activities: Environmental Law Clinic Criminal law clinic Intern Dept. of Child Services Attorney
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.S. (1996) | Environmental science and Public affairs
Activities: Student Athletic Board Environmental management association
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Indiana  # 21986-82
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Indiana Public Defender Counsel
Public Defender
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
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Schnepper Law
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. I need advice getting out of my grandmas house she’s mentally abusive towards me n I’m at my breaking point
A: It sounds like DCS is involved with your family, or was involved anyway. If my assumption is correct, I'd suggest you reach out to your caseworker and talk to them about your situation. But if you feel you are truly being abused then you should call 911, or contact any attorney who would make the report for you
Q. Can my Criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and intimidation class d felonies be reduced to misdemeanors ?
A: It's possible, but you're going to need an experienced attorney to make it happen.
Q. If a person had a fake 20 dollar bill but didn't know it was fake and bought something what is that crime?
A: Without criminal intent, or knowledge of the bill being counterfeit, there is no Mens Rea and therefore no crime committed. Now if it can be proven you had a wallet full of these bills and the recent purchase of a printer capable of producing fake bills, or other circumstantial evidence relevant to knowledge the answer is different.
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Schnepper Legal Services, llc
PO Box 8009
Evansville, IN 47716
Telephone: (812) 518-2080
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