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John Mario Acosta Jr.

John Mario Acosta Jr.

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  • Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law...
  • Indiana
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Summary

John M. Acosta Jr. was born and raised in Southern California. In July 1996, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served as a Military Police Officer for almost two years, with his remaining three years as a Military Police K-9 Officer, at various military installations and was honorably discharged. In 2001, he pursued a career in law enforcement. He spent almost twelve years with various Police and Sheriff’s Offices throughout the State of Georgia. During that time, he worked as a patrol officer and was eventually promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a U.S. Army Military Police Veteran and Law Enforcement Officer in State of Georgia, he has over 15 years of combined law enforcement experience. During those years he performed numerous DUI, misdemeanor, and felony investigations. Additionally, he has worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the State of Indiana and has conducted numerous state court bench and jury trials. Although, he does not consider himself an expert, he does consider himself highly qualified to interpret and evaluate law enforcement actions.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    First half hour.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Attorney
Acosta Law Office P.C.
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Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Starke County Prosecutor's Office
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Deputy Prosecutor
Porter County Prosecutor's Office
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Law Clerk
Bockman & Associates, LLC
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Law Clerk/Externship
Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defender's Office
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Law Clerk/Externship
Porter County Prosecutor's Office
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Law Clerk/Externship
Lake County Public Defender's Office (Conflicts Division)
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Judicial Clerk
William Alexa - Superior Court #2
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Law Clerk/Externship
Porter County Prosecutor's Office
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Law Clerk/Internship
Lake County Prosecutor's Office
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Education
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. (2015) | Law
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Troy University - Troy campus
M.S. (2012) | Criminal Justice
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Troy University - Troy campus
B.S. (2010) | Criminal Justice
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Professional Associations
Porter County Bar Association
Vice President
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Indiana State Bar Association
Member
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Calumet Inns of Court
Member
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Lake County Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Evaluating and Understanding Police Use of Force
Jurist
Hammond Cops Used Justified Force
Post-Tribune, A Chicago Sun-Times Publication
Captured for Capturing
Valpo Law Blog
Electrifying
Valpo Law Blog
Liberally Conservitive
Valpo Law Blog
Interest of Justice
Valpo Law Blog
The Warrant Requirement
Valpo Law Blog
Recodification
Valpo Law Blog
On Shaky Ground When Searching for that Smell
Valpo Law Blog
Improper Conduct in an Untimely Manner
Valpo Law Blog
Spontaneous Utterances Have Family Ties
Valpo Law Blog
Speaking Engagements
Ivy Tech Community College Classroom Discussion, Criminal Justice System, Valparaiso, Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College
Law Practice Management, Valparaiso University Law School, Valparaiso, Indiana
Bar Prep Strategies, Valparaiso University Law School, Valparaiso, Indiana
Certifications
Law Enforcement Officer
Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Counsel
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
126 Questions Answered

Q. Is it legal for a wife to runaway with their child and just disappear in Indiana?
A: No.
Q. Can u still have court if u haven't meet with you legal aid appointed by court? Are u able to reschedule your court date
A: Based on your question you can request it and it will be up to the court to grant or deny it.
Q. If my employer provides health insurance for my child and it doesn’t cost me money, do I receive a child support credit?
A: No.
Q. How can I modify child support since my income has decreased?
A: Based on your question you file a motion with the court.
Q. I Madison Collings am 17 had a child with 23 year old we broke up but had virbal agreement that I would let her on weeke
A: Based on your question if if are the mother and he has not been given custody or deemed the father by a court then he has no rights to the child at this point.
Q. Get dcs out of our life bc 5yr old missed to much school bc sick, in Indiana not mandatory for kids under 7 to attend
A: Based on your question you can't drop the case and request DCS leave you alone. Once a report is made they investigate and go from there.
Q. Will child support take my taxes in Indiana
A: Based on your question the State of Indiana does do tax intercepts.
Q. What is considered final separation of the parties
A: Based on your question final separation can occur when the divorce is filed.
Q. I have been separated from my husband for 4 years. Can I file for child support even though I'm still married to him?
A: Based on your question you can go to your local IV-D Prosecutor's Office and see if they will allow you to.
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Contact & Map
Office
205 East Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
USA
Telephone: (219) 228-8899
Fax: (219) 228-8899