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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. In February 2001, he was honorably discharged. In December 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 works as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the State of Indiana and has conducted numerous state court 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
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    First half hour.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Deputy Prosecutor
Porter County Prosecutor's Office
- Current
Owner/Attorney
Acosta Law Office
- Current
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. / Law (2015)
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Troy University - Troy campus
M.S. / Criminal Justice (2012)
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Troy University - Troy campus
B.S. / Criminal Justice (2010)
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Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar # 33749-45
Member
Current
Indiana State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Porter County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Calumet Inns of Court
Member
- Current
Lake County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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
Certifications
Law Enforcement Officer
Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Counsel
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered

Q. Can dreamers travel within the US without fear of being deported?
A: Currently, yes, but if you don't have a license don't drive. Furthermore, don't draw attention to yourself and don't leave the country.
Q. I recently graduated law school, haven't taken bar yet; can I represent someone during questioning after arrest?
A: Do you want to lose your license before you get it
Q. If my domestic charges are all dropped to a misdemeanor battery would the no contact order put in place be dropped to
A: The NCO can be terminated at any point during these proceedings. If the petitioning party requests it be terminated, by plea agreement, but the judge has to sign off on it and must have a good record as to why it is being done.
Q. If checking account is in adult childs name is it still marital property? Same with vehicles.
A: Based on what you are saying it would depend on how long they have been in the adult child's name and if it was just done to get the property out of the marital state. So if it a legitimate account in his or her name and it was not done in order to avoid the divorce or to take it out then probably not, but if not then it may be considered in the settlement.
Q. If I cancel child support does that cancel the visitation agreement for the case
A: Based on what you are saying who is paying the support? A court order for visitation can't be cancelled without a court ordering it. If he does not give her back after visitation then you need to contact law enforcement.
Q. My x won custody in Florida I live in Indiana and he recently dropped the kids off and gave me custody do I file here
A: Based on what you are saying I would say you should contact the Florida court and advise them of the situation, but since you and the children reside in Indiana you should be able to file an action here.
Q. I don't have custody of my children. Can I still access their school records?
A: This answer would depend on the whether you received joint custody or not. Not having primary custody of them does not matter, so the short answer is yes.
Q. What is the protocol to enforce a parent to pay medical bills?
A: Based on what you are saying an attorney would be able to assist you better in the process. You can always file a Pro Se Motion with the court and try and do it yourself. With that said though if the paperwork does not conform to the rules of court the court can send it back to you and it will not be accepted.
Q. We know someone that was arrested for a level 6 felony. He is currently in jail and court review states ...
A: Based on what you are saying I agree with Mr. Stanko, it does not necessarily mean he can get out after 15 days. If bond was not set before the 15 day hold or during his initial hearing then a bond hearing will more than likely need to take place. Should bond have been set beforehand then the inmate would be eligible to bond out after the 15 day hold expires.
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Office
105 E Lincolnway #217
Valparaiso, IN 46383
USA
Telephone: (219) 228-8899
Fax: (219) 228-8899