3.5 stars 17 totalReview John Byno
Posted by Jeremy
I tried to pay my ticket with the City of FTW at one of the approved payment windows at a Carnival grocery store. Because my payment was late, they could not accept it. So, I called Jack Byno's office to see if they could help me as I was worried about having a possible warrant and needed someone who could represent me in the matter. Months go by and I don't hear from his office, then I get a notice in the mail from his office telling me I have to pay the exact same amount that was owed when I attempted to pay the City of FTW three months ago. I already paid Jack $150 thinking that they could at least get my fine reduced, but now I'm out the whole amount of the ticket plus the $150 I paid to Jack. When I called his office to try and find out what happened, the girl who answered told me there are court fees before she even knew who I was or anything about my case, then hung up on me. I tried calling the office back and got a voicemail. I want to know what they did for me, if anything!
Posted by Adam
He is the Best Lawyer in Texas without a doubt . Whenever I get a ticket I do pay the Citation, however I have a clean driving record and my insurance never goes up . I recommend Jack Byno to all of my family & friends !
Posted by David
DO NOT HIRE this law firm. They do NOTHING but take your money. I hired these people for a couple of traffic tickets. I get a letter in the mail a few weeks later with nothing done other then "pay these fees" and you'll be on probation. I didn't hire you to do exactly what I could have done myself by simply WALKING into the courtroom. I hired you to help me get the tickets dismissed. NOTHING. A JOKE. You can't even talk to Mr. Byno. His office people say hes "too busy" to call you back. They transfer you to his "paralegal" assistant who "can answer the questions the same way as him." They also don't explain all your options in the consultation. I assumed (big mistake) they would try to go to a judge trial (like most competent offices do - you try to see if the cop shows up). They didn't try to do anything to get the case dismissed. If you hate your money, hire this firm.
Posted by a client
Hired Jack for three tickets in Denton county. Letters come back to me from Jack stating that I needed to pay double what all three tickets would have cost me if I just paid Denton. Next day I fired Jack and told his staff in their office that they were incompetent. 3 weeks later I have court in Denton. Told the sheriff in the courtroom who I was and that I needed to represent myself since I fired Jack. Denton court appointed attorney comes out and cancels all 3 tickets. None of those tickets would have been dismissed if I did not fire Jack immediately . FIRE JACK BYNO!!!
Posted by a client
Went to this man job for my traffic tickets he gladly ate up 150.00$ of my hard earned money so that he could do absaloulty nothing but send me a letter not even buying me a little bit of time with over 400.00 in fines thanks for nothing you over paid lazy lawyer !!!!!
Posted by Laura
Do not hire Jack Byno! I got a speeding ticket in Joshua; for the first time ever I hired an attorney (Jack Byno) to help me with a speeding ticket. Big mistake. For comparison, when I got the ticket I called Joshua City Hall and I would have needed to pay $150 for deferred adjudication. SInce the goal is to keep the ticket off my speeding record, I was ok with deferred adjudication, but thought an attorney could help me in some way beyond even deferred adjudication. I looked into hiring Jack Byno and saw that they wanted $75. I thought I would try them out. They appealed the ticket on 6/12, which is fine; this changed the venue to Johnson County rather than the city of Joshua. Then in July after weeks of no contact I got a letter from the law firm stating I owe $279 for deferred adjudication. I paid it immediately, but was surprised because early on I could have done deferred adjudication myself much, much cheaper. According to the county clerk's office, on 8/4 Mr. Byno appeared in court on my behalf and my deferred adjudication period began. (I did not know that I was definitely on deferred adjudication until now, 8/12, when I called the county clerk.) Thank you for nothing Byno Law Firm. NOTHING. I paid $200 more than I had to for the exact same result I would have gotten had I taken care of the ticket myself. When I called the law firm to ask why my cost was so high and in general what happened with my case, the woman (who did not identify herself when she answered the phone) stated my case was "late" which made it much more expensive. I said IF it was late, it was not a fault on my part. I hired them *right after* the ticket was issued and they have the gall to tell me the ticket was late. That piece of information was never communicated to me via letter, phone or e-mail. They have my address, phone and e-mail; communication from Mr. Byno's staff was so poor that I had to call the courthouse in Johnson County multiple times to find out what was going on. Don't expect this firm to keep you apprised of what is going on. If you need an attorney for a traffic ticket violation, keep looking. I had a terrible experience with my first time to hire an attorney for a traffic ticket. I could have gone to Joshua City Hall and paid the deferred adjudication fee the Monday after I got my ticket but thought an attorney would HELP me.
Posted by Jacqueline
I hired this attorney to represent me with three tickets. The "offers" I got were oddly the same as the fines initially imposed by the jurisdiction where my violations occurred.
I had one ticket that I specifically needed dismissed. He pled no contest to the ticket....did not go to court or represent me to my wishes. I was not guilty of the offense and refused to pay to simply make it go away. Now it is in a warrant status.
I requested that the attorney....or any qualified legal professional from that office.....contact me. That was one year ago......I'm still waiting.
In short, I paid him for results I could have obtained without his "help".
Posted by a client
I'm not sure who is handling follow up calls for this attorney but she is EXTREMELY rude! I inquired about utilizing his services about a month ago but decided to go another route. Today when she called to ask if I still needed his services, I politely indicated I'm all taken care of and thanked her for calling. She simply slammed the phone in my ear. Not impressed at all and SURELY will not considering using this attorney's services in the future.
Posted by Rick
I never used a lawyer for a traffic ticket before, but I thought I would try. I called Jack Byno's office and spoke with a girl that ex[plained to me that the lawyer will try and keep the ticket ticket off of my record and save me a s much money as possible. I was nervous about giving my ticket to someone, but I decided to try it. About a month later, I got a letter asking me to sign an appeal bond. I thought that meant that my ticket was in warrant so I called the lawyer. I was wrong, it meant that the lawyer was appealing my ticketfrom the city to the county. I asked, why? and was told because the lawyer gets more dismissal that way, but there are no promises. I signed the appeal bonmd and about a month later, I got a letter telling me my ticket was dismissed. Perfcet Outcome!
Posted by Susan
I was eight months pregnant when I got a ticketand I did not think I would be able to go to court because of my due date. I hired Jack Byno to go to court for me and he was able to get the court date pushed back. He went to court, kept the ticket off of my record, and saved me lots of money. The problem is, I am a waitress and with the baby I was not working so I could not pay the court. I called Jack's office and spoke to Jessica. She was so sweet and helpful. She explained my situation to Jack and he was able to get the court to give me more time to pay my fees. I epecially want to thank Jessica for putting up with my tears and many phone calls. Thanks guys.