Posted by John
Do not waste your time or money on this attorney's office. They are a scam and don't even fight the ticket. I could have gotten a better result using a monkey. My daughter got her first speeding ticket ever while she was out of state traveling in TX (we live in FL) so we did a search and found Jack Byno via the web. Our option was to pay the ticket fine ($184) and elect school to avoid points, or to fight the ticket via an attorney. Thus we hired Mr. Byno to fight the ticket. We paid his fee and were told he would be able to likely get her fine reduced and avoid school. Well, that was a joke. Basically he got NOTHING DONE. We ended up having to pay the same fine ($184) and she was required to do the school. So basically we paid Mr. Byno's fee for nothing. When we discussed our disappointment with the outcome, NOTHING was offered. No discount on his fee. Then, to add insult to injury, we specifically requested that all correspondence be sent to our address in FL so that we could pay the fine and take care of the school. Instead, they sent the notice to our TX address which we specifically told them not to do. After calling them they stated they would send the letter to our home in FL since we weren't in TX. A week later, nothing arrived. So we called them to ask if they could just give us the payment info so we wouldn't be late and cause more problems. They stated they would email it. Four hours later... take a guess... no email. So we called again. This time we were told "It's Monday and we are very busy. You will have the email by the end of the day". I knew we only had 3 days to mail out the payment and did not want to wait until the end of the day, so I asked the person on the phone if they could just give me the payment information over the phone. The woman then got a huge attitude and said "Hold please" and then proceeded to hang up the phone on us. I called back again and someone else answered the phone. I again asked to get the information as we did not want to wait to mail out the payment for fear of it being late and causing more problems. No apologies that the prior woman had just hung up on me. Instead, I was told to "Calm Down". Finally, after multiple requests and some of the most rude customer service I have ever received, we were sent the email. Bottom line, you are nothing but a number to this attorney and his staff. Don't expect any good legal arguments to be made. First ticket ever for my daughter and they got NOTHING done. We would have been better off to have just paid the ticket and elected school. We could have saved paying their fee. I honestly have no one to blame but myself, because I didn't read these reviews before I hired this bozo. If I had, I would have passed immediately. Now, my only solace is in knowing that perhaps I can save some of you the headache of learning the hard way. Avoid this guy and his rude staff like the plague.
Posted by andy
The reviews are real here, it's been the worst experience ever. I called them and paid for them to take care of my case. $150 to lift a warrant and get a court date. After MONTHS of NO communication, I get a letter in the mail stating I need to pay $420 in "fees" plus 90 days probation. $420 is more than if I would of paid Denton County directly with no lawyer. This guy and his staff are really unprofessional and never updated me about anything. I should of listened to other reviews and stayed away from Jack Byno. They take your money and don't try to help you at all. They do what's easy for him and don't care about what happens to you. STAY AWAY!!! DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID, PLEASE!!! I'm sure he'll copy and paste his generic response to this review.
Posted by anonymous
I have a commercial license and was pulled over for speeding in Navarro County. I hired his office to take care of this matter and I never got a letter from him nor heard anything regarding my case, So I decided to contact them to find out what was going on regarding this matter and not one of the secretary's had a straight answer other then let me contact the court. upon supposedly contacting the court they came to a conclusion that they referred my case to another attorney that I didn't hire and she entered a plea of no contest without my consent and they found me guilty in pretrial. I asked why they didn't notify me of any of this matters and they couldn't come up with a quick enough answer which told me that they were looking for a lie to throw out. When I asked why they entered pleas on my behalf they said I didn't hire them for a trial which I thought I did but apparently they swear I didn't. When I asked to have the attorney contact me to explain this shady work of unethical practices they stated they would have him call me which I never received If you want to keep things off of your record don't hire this firm because they will not tell you nothing and will just do things that benefit them and not you.
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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".