Skyler D. on BirdEye
a year ago
01/22/2021, 11:54 AM
I recently received a speeding violation (January 16, 2021) while passing through Decatur, TX., in my car. I live in Houston which is approximately 4 hours away. The next day I googled traffic ticket defense and Jack Byno's office came up. Contacted the office by email the next day and received a phone call . Long story short. Paid 500 dollars for his service. The following week (19th) I received a letter stating he had negotiated a 125.00 dollar fine, with 60 day deferred which means after 60 days, ( March 22nd)and no additional tickets, my record would be clean.
I sent the fine on Wednesday. Later that day I received a letter directly from the court saying that due to COVID restrictions, they would settle my case for 125.00 and 30 DAY deferred. So in short I paid 500.00 plus 125.00 to Jack Byno to get me a worse deal than dealing directly with the court.
Mr. Byno is no Donald Trump when it comes to negotiations. The DA must be laughing. I contacted his office and was told sorry nothing they could do about it.
Ethically, he should have advised me that the court was offering deals due to COVID or at the very least charged me a lot less for his lackluster skills. Mr. Byno lives and works in the court jurisdiction and has done so for over 15 years so it is highly unlikely that he was unaware of this.
I will follow up if anything changes. My advice is contact the court first DO NOT HIRE THIS ATTORNEY.