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I engaged Mr. Stanko to represent me when I got a ticket for 96 mph in a 65 mph zone. He appeared in court for me, negotiated with the CHP officer and the judge, and we received a highly favorable outcome. John is personable, attentive, and communicative, and seems to know everyone at the Marin Traffic Court. He did a great job for me. I recommend him at the highest level to anyone seeking an excellent traffic citation attorney.
Having received a citation for an alleged red light violation captured by San Francisco's automated camera red-light system, I initially thought about fighting it myself and in then realizing the complexity of the issues involved, I contacted John Stanko. Amazingly, John himself answered the phone on the first ring and immediately took the time to discuss my case, explain the law and offer some advice and options. Upon retaining John formally, he promptly reviewed all of my materials, communicated with me, and kept me in the loop as we proceeded toward trial. Then at a certain point, John called me to mention that a respected colleague of his was very involved in the defense of this type of violation and he felt that it might be more beneficial to me to have his colleague handle the case. He graciously put me in touch with her and she succeeded in having my citation dismissed. In conclusion, I consider John to be experienced, professional and generous. I have no doubt that he too would have done a great job had he ultimately represented me.
I had two back to back speeding tickets in Novato and I felt hopeless about my possibilities but when I hired Mr.Stanko he went over my option and how he was going to build my case. Now at first I was somewhat skeptical because of nature of the citations and the speed he was giving me the information about my options. I felt like I was missing some details but, rest assured he has your best interest in mind when he litigates your case! I actually appear in court with him and saw how he handles cases and he works hard every step of the way. Though there may be some monotony in the courtroom he does the same high level of work every time. You can tell he is an individual who went into a field which he likes and excels and helps people defend themselves. I was so pleased with his work that I hired him a third time for a chp case and he got all the cases dismissed!!!! That's three points and huge bailouts he got out of! Great personal and professional guy!
Highly Recommended! My experience with John Stanko was top notch. Professional.Timely. Responsive. Effective. He represented me very well in traffic court and I did not have to appear in person. I am very pleased with the result in my case. Thanks John!
I am in Mississippi, and found Mr. Stanko on the internet. My case was an old one from 1980 in Vallejo California. Mr. Stanko and I talked a couple of times, and he agreed to take my expungement case. He did all the background work, looking up old records, etc. A few months later he presented the case to a judge, and the charge was dismissed. Thank you Mr. John Stanko! I highly and whole heartedly recommend this attorney!
Was able to assist me through a difficult time & obtain
A just ruling for me!
Driving in San Francisco I was ticketed for a ridiculous ticket for speeding. I was referred to John by a client at work over small talk of my situation. I gave John a call and he consulted with me for about 15 minutes giving me a thorough lay out of how this could play and different ways to handle the situation. I then met with him at his office to meet and go over more. I then left my case in his hands to represent me. He kept in contact with updates giving me full details of every step. John made me feel comfortable and I never felt worried. In the end I told John exactly what kind of result I wanted from the case and he delivered.
In a time of great stress and confusion, John really helped make sure I was taking care of every step in the right order and the best way possible. He gets to the point and makes things very clear without hours of lawyer 'speak'. He personally responded to each call and email in a timely manner and never kept me wondering or guessing.
I am new to the Northern California area and was unpleasantly surprised with a red light camera violation shortly after moving here. John took care of this red light ticket for me with the same zeal and professionalism as if it were a capital case. I am so glad I found him and retained him - I could not recommend his services more highly!
John Stanko is a very competent, experienced, effective, no nonsense criminal defense lawyer. I was arrested for a DUI (drugs) last year and the end result of my case was very positive as it ended up recently with a dismissal, thanks to Mr Stanko!!! . Very pleased with his services: from the beginning, John was straightforward and honest about the possible outcomes, took my case seriously, took time to explain everything which was to happen and kept me informed of every step of the process; he was very accessible, replied to my email or called right back.
John is very organized, knowledgeable and seems to have a network of very experienced investigators, toxicologists and scientific experts who are ready to assist in cases, which is what happened in my case. He really knows what he is doing!!! I would highly recommend Mr Stanko!!!