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  • Waste of Time and Money

    1.0 star

    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!

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  • The Best traffic lawyer in town !

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    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 !

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  • Joke of a "Lawyer"

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    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.

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    John Francis Byno IV’s response: “I am sorry you were not satisfied. we tell our clients up front: I normally, charge $75 per offense if a case is not past due or in in warrant to negotiate with the prosecutor and/or court on your behalf to work out the best deal I can in a plea bargain. This may mean paying a fee to the court and it may or may not include a deferred adjudication (probation). If however, you would like a trial then I charge $500 as a trial fee. Further, If retained for a plea bargain, I will contact the court and notify them that I am your attorney. The court will respond back to me with a court date. Unless otherwise notified, defendants that retain an attorney normally do not need to appear in court. Your lawyer can do that for you. Our attorneys always look for a legal grounds for a dismissal, but if it is not present we will then seek to plea your case to the best deal available. If your case is not dismissed, I will then try and work out a deal to get you deferred adjudication (probation). The court can deny any request or add conditions to a probation. For example, if you are under 25 years old the State of Texas requires that you take a defensive driving class as a condition of probation. It does not matter if you have done the class in the last year. You can take it multiple times, as a condition of probation. Unless you retain us for a trial, there is no court date that the police officer that wrote the ticket must appear. Please keep in mind the following: just because you may not agree with the ticket, you think the ticket was written incorrectly, or the officer made some mistake, these are not legal grounds for a dismissal. These are trial issues. If you would like a trial we normally charge $500 for a bench trial in the DFW area traffic ticket courts. If your citation was in warrant, you would like a jury trial, or the ticket is in a court outside of our normal coverage area our fees may be more expensive. Obviously, there are never any guarantees to the outcome of a case, but most cases go through the courts without any problems. After, I have worked out the best deal I can for you, I will then send you a letter stating the outcome, how much your court fees are and when to pay them by. My attorney fees are not the court costs. By retaining me you are authorizing me to contact the court and prosecutor on your behalf, negotiate with the State, and sign any documents necessary in relation to the ticket. If you fail to follow my instructions on time then a warrant may issue for your arrest. If you move or change your contact information you must notify me in writing of the changes. If your follow these instructions, then there should not be a problem. Last, I am out of the office because I am in court, If you have questions for me, I ask all clients to follow the following: If you have any questions about the status of your case please contact my office at JackBynoLawOffice@gmail.com. In the message bar please write, “STATUS UPDATE REQUEST.” Please leave your message in the following order: 1. Your name; 2. Your phone number; 3. The court in which your ticket is filed, and then 4. Your question. We return emails to those people who follow this request before those that do not because their files are easier to locate and exam. While my website is open 24/7, my office is open Monday - Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, excluding holidays. The best time to call is between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm because in the afternoon we have many deadlines to make. In my business it seems most people wait until the last minute to give me their tickets. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.”
  • Fire Jack immediately if you hired him

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    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!!!

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    John Francis Byno IV’s response: “I am sorry you were not satisfied, but you are not stating the facts correctly. First you were not told to pay double. The double amount you are staying were the appeal bond amount. Appeal bonds are what are you used to move a ticket from the lower court to the higher court. Second, you did not speak to a court appointed attorney.. You spoke to my associate attorney, who worked out a deal with the state prosecutor to get the citations dismissed. Again, I am sorry you were not satisfied, but my office got your tickets dismissed.”
  • Did nothing

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    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 !!!!!

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    John Francis Byno IV’s response: “I am sorry you were not satisfied. We tell all of our clients the following: If retained, I will contact the court and notify them that I am your attorney. The court will respond back to me with a court date. Unless otherwise notified, defendants that retain an attorney normally do not need to appear in court. Your lawyer can do that for you. Our attorneys always look for a legal grounds for a dismissal, but if it is not present we will then seek to plea your case to the best deal available. If your case is not dismissed, I will then try and work out a deal to get you deferred adjudication (probation). The court can deny any request or add conditions to a probation. For example, if you are under 25 years old the State of Texas requires that you take a defensive driving class as a condition of probation. It does not matter if you have done the class in the last year. You can take it multiple times, as a condition of probation. Unless you retain us for a trial, there is no court date that the police officer that wrote the ticket must appear. Please keep in mind the following: just because you may not agree with the ticket, you think the ticket was written incorrectly, or the officer made some mistake, these are not legal grounds for a dismissal. These are trial issues. If you would like a trial we normally charge $500 for a bench trial in the DFW area traffic ticket courts. If your citation was in warrant, you would like a jury trial, or the ticket is in a court outside of our normal coverage area our fees may be more expensive. Obviously, there are never any guarantees to the outcome of a case, but most cases go through the courts without any problems. After, I have worked out the best deal I can for you, I will then send you a letter stating the outcome, how much your court fees are and when to pay them by. My attorney fees are not the court costs. By retaining me you are authorizing me to contact the court and prosecutor on your behalf, negotiate with the State, and sign any documents necessary in relation to the ticket. If you fail to follow my instructions on time then a warrant may issue for your arrest. If you move or change your contact information you must notify me in writing of the changes. If your follow these instructions, then there should not be a problem. You should plan from the moment you retain us for the worst case scenario: you may have to pay your full traffic ticket fine. If you plan for this in advance then you will not have a problem coming up with the money to pay the court. The most common reasons drivers are convicted include, but are not limited to: you are a CDL holder, your violations are deemed excessive by the court, your ticket has gone to warrant, you have multiple violations, you have a bad driving record, etc. We will do our best to negotiate on your behalf. However, there are no promises or guarantees to the outcome of your case.”
  • Do not hire! I could have done a better job myself much cheaper

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    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.

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    John Francis Byno IV’s response: “I am sorry you were not satisfied. We inform our clients of the following when we are retained: If retained, I will contact the court and notify them that I am your attorney. The court will respond back to me with a court date. Unless otherwise notified, defendants that retain an attorney normally do not need to appear in court. Your lawyer can do that for you. Our attorneys always look for a legal grounds for a dismissal, but if it is not present we will then seek to plea your case to the best deal available. If your case is not dismissed, I will then try and work out a deal to get you deferred adjudication (probation). The court can deny any request or add conditions to a probation. For example, if you are under 25 years old the State of Texas requires that you take a defensive driving class as a condition of probation. It does not matter if you have done the class in the last year. You can take it multiple times, as a condition of probation. Unless you retain us for a trial, there is no court date that the police officer that wrote the ticket must appear. Please keep in mind the following: just because you may not agree with the ticket, you think the ticket was written incorrectly, or the officer made some mistake, these are not legal grounds for a dismissal. These are trial issues. If you would like a trial we normally charge $500 for a bench trial in the DFW area traffic ticket courts. If your citation was in warrant, you would like a jury trial, or the ticket is in a court outside of our normal coverage area our fees may be more expensive. Obviously, there are never any guarantees to the outcome of a case, but most cases go through the courts without any problems. After, I have worked out the best deal I can for you, I will then send you a letter stating the outcome, how much your court fees are and when to pay them by. My attorney fees are not the court costs. By retaining me you are authorizing me to contact the court and prosecutor on your behalf, negotiate with the State, and sign any documents necessary in relation to the ticket. If you fail to follow my instructions on time then a warrant may issue for your arrest. If you move or change your contact information you must notify me in writing of the changes. If your follow these instructions, then there should not be a problem. You should plan from the moment you retain us for the worst case scenario: you may have to pay your full traffic ticket fine. If you plan for this in advance then you will not have a problem coming up with the money to pay the court. The most common reasons drivers are convicted include, but are not limited to: you are a CDL holder, your violations are deemed excessive by the court, your ticket has gone to warrant, you have multiple violations, you have a bad driving record, etc. We will do our best to negotiate on your behalf. However, there are no promises or guarantees to the outcome of your case.”
  • Waste of money

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    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".

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    John Francis Byno IV’s response: “I am sorry you were not satisfied. However we tell our clients the following: Based on your comments and/or questions it appears that you may wish to "fight" or "contest" your ticket. When an attorney hears these words it sounds like you are asking for a trial. WOULD YOU LIKE A TRIAL? I normally, charge $75 per offense if a case is not past due or in in warrant to negotiate with the prosecutor and/or court on your behalf to work out the best deal I can in a plea bargain. This may mean paying a fee to the court and it may or may not include a deferred adjudication (probation). If however, you would like a trial then I charge $500 as a trial fee. This client chose a plea bargain and is now complaining of the out come. If retained for a plea bargain, I will contact the court and notify them that I am your attorney. The court will respond back to me with a court date. Unless otherwise notified, defendants that retain an attorney normally do not need to appear in court. Your lawyer can do that for you. Our attorneys always look for a legal grounds for a dismissal, but if it is not present we will then seek to plea your case to the best deal available. If your case is not dismissed, I will then try and work out a deal to get you deferred adjudication (probation). The court can deny any request or add conditions to a probation. For example, if you are under 25 years old the State of Texas requires that you take a defensive driving class as a condition of probation. It does not matter if you have done the class in the last year. You can take it multiple times, as a condition of probation. Unless you retain us for a trial, there is no court date that the police officer that wrote the ticket must appear. Please keep in mind the following: just because you may not agree with the ticket, you think the ticket was written incorrectly, or the officer made some mistake, these are not legal grounds for a dismissal. These are trial issues. If you would like a trial we normally charge $500 for a bench trial in the DFW area traffic ticket courts. If your citation was in warrant, you would like a jury trial, or the ticket is in a court outside of our normal coverage area our fees may be more expensive. Obviously, there are never any guarantees to the outcome of a case, but most cases go through the courts without any problems. After, I have worked out the best deal I can for you, I will then send you a letter stating the outcome, how much your court fees are and when to pay them by. My attorney fees are not the court costs. By retaining me you are authorizing me to contact the court and prosecutor on your behalf, negotiate with the State, and sign any documents necessary in relation to the ticket. If you fail to follow my instructions on time then a warrant may issue for your arrest. If you move or change your contact information you must notify me in writing of the changes. If your follow these instructions, then there should not be a problem. You should plan from the moment you retain us for the worst case scenario: you may have to pay your full traffic ticket fine. If you plan for this in advance then you will not have a problem coming up with the money to pay the court. The most common reasons drivers are convicted include, but are not limited to: you are a CDL holder, your violations are deemed excessive by the court, your ticket has gone to warrant, you have multiple violations, you have a bad driving record, etc. We will do our best to negotiate on your behalf. However, there are no promises or guarantees to the outcome of your case.”
  • Not impressed!

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    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.

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    John Francis Byno IV’s response: “I am sorry you were not satisfied. I have spoken to all staff members about being polite.”
  • Perfect Outcome!

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    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!

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  • My lawyer really helped me!

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    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.

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