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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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Thomas Higgins
Reviewed by Thomas Higgins June 1, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
In my experiences with Attorney Acosta, he has provided exemplary skills while zealously representing his clients. He is a great colleague with whom to collaborate.
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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.
- Current
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
- Current
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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
146 Questions Answered

Q. If my sons father is called into work a shift that takes up the whole parenting time. Can I request our son comes home?
A: Based on the information you provided in your question you can ask but it is his parenting time, unless you have a right of first refusal in your agreement.
Q. When I turn the contempt papers into the clerk to file, do I have to send a copy to my ex wife’s attorney or do they?
A: Based on the information provided in your question you should request the clerk to do it and then drop a copy of it in the mail to her attorney
Q. What are my child visitation rights at a paternal parent that pays child support. We do not have a court order.
A: Based on the information provided in your question it depends if you have established paternity or not and if so at a minimum Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines.
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Contact & Map
Office
205 East Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Telephone: (219) 228-8899
Fax: (219) 228-8899
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