Knecht eventually moved to the defense side of the law, primarily through his affiliation with the law practice of Harry Weiss.
Knecht appeared as a television analyst and consultant on criminal justice for major news outlets, including national CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX broadcasts, and locally for KCAL-TV-Channel 9 and KCOP-TV-Channel 13. He also appeared on Celebrity Justice and on CNN. His major cases have been featured on morning talk shows like The Today Show and Good Morning America.
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