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Jodie Drees Ganote

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   43 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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About Jodie

Learn Jodie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    50%
    My traffic practice concentrates on working with CDL/truck drivers; out-of-state drivers; and immigrant drivers who have the unfortunate luck of getting stopped by an Ohio or Kentucky police officer for any traffic violation. Unfortunately, approximately 95% of people who are cited make the mistake of just paying the ticket. That could be a costly error. If your employment centers on driving, you could actually lose your job or you could see your insurance rates go up significantly!!

    12 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    14 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    My experience in DUI/OVI will help keep your license and minimize or eliminate the damage that a DUI conviction can cause. I’ll guide you through the process every step of the way, representing you both in criminal hearings and in BMV license suspension hearings. You can trust our attorneys to do everything they can to protect your future and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

    12 years

I am an attorney who represents people who have been falsely accused or have made a tragic mistake and find themselves accused of a crime or a traffic violation in either Ohio or Kentucky.

No matter what, it ends up being them against the GOVERNMENT and I bring the legal expertise to help navigate the person through our justice system.

Not always, but frequently criminal charges stem from a traffic stop.  As a result, I have concentrated  in the area of traffic legal defense and I assist clients who are stopped anywhere in Ohio or Kentucky.

My traffic practice concentrates on working with CDL/truck drivers; out-of-state drivers; and immigrant drivers who have the unfortunate luck of getting stopped by an Ohio or Kentucky police officer for any traffic violation.

Unfortunately, approximately 95% of people who are cited make the mistake of just paying the ticket. That could be a costly error.  If your employment centers on driving, you could actually lose your job or you could see your insurance rates go up significantly.

Frankly, when it comes to non-criminal traffic tickets, a non-moving violation (e.g. broken taillight) or a zero point speed is the best option. With an agreed plea, you don't have to worry about driving back for a trial and you get the clean driving record you seek. A trial exposes you to a lot of extra costs (time, gas, taking off work etc....) that most people don't want to be bothered with.

You also need to keep in mind there are some jurisdictions that just won't negotiate traffic tickets. I have experience with working all over Ohio and Kentucky and I know which jurisdictions will negotiate and which ones won't.

My traffic experience includes: 

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving without an operator's license or on suspension
  • Illegal U-turn
  • Seat belt and child restraint violations
  • Illegal vehicle modifications
  • DUI/DWI/OVI
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Leaving the scene of an accident or hit-and-run
  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Vehicle equipment and mechanical violations

My criminal  defense expereince includes: 

  • Domestic Violence and Other Assaults
  • Weapon Charges (Disability, CCW etc.)
  • Drug Possession and Drug Trafficking
  • Theft and Forgery
  • Robbery and Burglary
  • All Misdemeanor Offenses
  • Probation, Judicial Release, Expungements and Relief From Disability

 

Special Training Received:

  • National Highway Traffic Administration Field Sobriety Tests

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Licensed for 15 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/13/2022
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/20/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jodie

Ganote Law
215 East Ninth Street
Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH, 45202-2155

Reviews

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Posted by Ward Gilley | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
UTILIZATION TESTIMONY
We needed to consolidate our debt and I was looking at some options. But first we had 3,000 to 4,000 to throw at it to get some of the utilizations down to possibly get a better rate. One is an instalment loan from last summer when our HVAC failed. The payments are ridiculously almost all going to interest and we are still above 90% utilization several months later. Our FICO score taken a hug drop since we took our last summer, we couldn’t apply for anything again in the country. But all thanks to PINNACLE CREDIT SPECIALIST who came through for me. They helped me raised my credit score to (807 TransUnion, 802 Experian 805 Equifax) they also cleared all my debt and reduced my utilization. They’re the people’s Angel helping people from financial stress. You can contact them via [email protected] Or text them on +1 585 466 4373.
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Posted by Shirley | November 24, 2020
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Ganote the Best traffic attorney in the state of Ohio
Attorney Ganote from beginning to the end was professional and swift as well as her staff, they made themselves available to me throughout the moment I made contact and up to the close of my case. I am a licensed NC CDL school bus driver with several endorsements today. Jodie advised me and saved my career. I was facing job termination because of a citation that I received in the state of Ohio , she was able to get the citation reduced down more than I could have expected. I was able to keep my CDL’s as well as endorsements and continue on into my 21 year of employment with the state of NC . Grateful !!!
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Posted by Tracey | November 1, 2020
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Awsome attorney
She is an awesome attorney that fights for her clients and she cares about her clients and with her it’s not like notches for her record
Posted by Jose | October 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wrong conviction reported
Jodie Ganote it’s the best lawyer I’ve ever dealt with , cares about someone situation and works hard for you , she cleared a wrong conviction of a traffic and stood by me till the end an exceptionally knowledgeable lawyer
Posted by Ryanna Irvin | September 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jodie Ganote Is Who You Need!!!!!!!!
I talk to Jodie and She understood the entire situation and believe me she is one of a kind, will not find a LAWYER that care about you as a person and not a number, she handle this situation with so much professionalism and I never felt in good hands with a lawyer till I met her and I am very pleased with her services and I HIGHYLY RECOMMEND JODIE IN ANY GIVEN SITUATION, Put your trust in her!
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Posted by Ryan Irvin | September 21, 2020
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Jodie Is Trutly amazing in her field of work
Jodie knew right from the start on what was going on, when she was informed about my brother situation. When I tell you we weren't in the court room for more than five minutes and the Case got dismissed..... Jodie is an awesome Lawyer. She will be our go-to she is passionate and determined.
Posted by Teri | September 3, 2020
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Jodie you are Awesome
We reached out for a consultation on a speeding ticket issue. Jodie was able to give us sound advice and a clear view of the situation. She totally eased our anxiety with her kindness. She kept our communication open which was awesome
Posted by Anthony | August 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Restraining order violation
I had two restraining order violation charge's against me. One in December 2019 and another April of 2020. Jodie handled my case with a lot of compassion and hard work. Had one charge dropped the other one reduced to a disorderly conduct misdemeanor one year probation no jail time. I'm truly blessed to have met and hire Jodie Ganote as my lawyer and representation to this unfortunate situation. I would definitely recommend her services because of her loyalty and compassion as an attorney of law.
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Posted by Patrick | August 20, 2020
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Driving privilege reinstatement
Besides being a great lawyer! Jodie got my driving reinstatement done in a timely fashion. Unlike other lawyers I dealt with before Jodie was easy to talk to and a great listener. She was passionate yet firm on the subject matter. She not only represented me but encouraged and counseled me as a concerned mother. I highly recommend Jodie! Especially to individuals with troubled past. I guarantee she will meet you where you are in life.
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Posted by Ryan | June 10, 2020
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Outstanding Work!
Jodie was extremely professional, courteous, and non-judgmental. While I was prepared to just pay a fine and be done with the issue, she convinced me to let her work the problem. My charges were all dismissed because of her persistence and attention to detail. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome as she far exceeded my expectations!
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Posted by Rhonda | February 22, 2020
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Ms.
Represented me in a phone harassment and trespassing case. went above and beyond.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
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Passing through
Jodie Ganote is an attorney of the absolutely highest skill, integrity, and commitment to the attorney-client relationship. Ms. Ganote employs a staff that matches these commitments to assure that her single-minded determination to her client uncovers the facts and options to completely defend her client and prevail in their interest to the greatest extent possible within the court system. I recently traveled through Ohio and unfortunately received a “laser ticket” while traveling with the flow but admittedly over the limit.. Thank you, Jodie, for your exemplary representation and success in my case. Any driver in need of your services should have absolute confidence in your pursuit appealing to court for mercy and justice. Sincerely, JWR
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Posted by Vicky | February 17, 2020
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Grateful Tennessean
I received a speeding ticket in Kentucky. I thought I was in a 70mph area when in fact I was in a 55mph area. This put me 26 miles over the limit which could be reckless driving. To make matters worse I was an out of state driver & the ticket stated that I needed to appear in court which would have been extremely difficult for me to do. I researched lawyers & chose Jodie which turned out to be one of the best decisions I made. She listened to me calmed my fears & anxiety ( & there was a lot of that) & told me not to worry she would handle it for me. After a few months she was able to get it reduced from reckless driving to 15 miles over & 3 pts. I will be forever grateful to her.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2019
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OVI
Jodie is an excellent attorney. I was referred to her through Legal Shield, and though I did not know her before this incident she did not disappoint. She knows exactly what she needs to fight for her clients, and will do whatever is necessary to achieve her clients desired outcome. I would absolutely go to her again if ever needed.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2019
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Goes beyond what's expected
Jodie is not only a very knowledgeable attorney, she is also very caring. her job doesn't end at legal side of things. she also is very caring about the individual and what they are going through. she wants to see the client get beyond what's going on in their life to succeed. she is available whenever needed. she response to inquiries and calls asap. if I ever needed an attorney again, she is DEFINATELY the one I would call. I recommend her highly.
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Posted by Evtim | July 24, 2019
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Caring and Professional
Mrs. Jodie Ganote got the job done when I hired her for a traffic ticket I received. She was professional, listened to my concerns, and just knew what was needed to get the job done. I recommend her wholeheartedly. Thank you, Mrs. Jodie Ganote, for taking my case and for your assistance! You have been truly helpful!
Posted by Maya | July 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
I hired Jodie four times in the past year for the traffic citations my drivers received in OH and KY and was more than satisfied. She had never accepted the case if she wasn't almost sure that she can win. We'll hire her again for sure.
Posted by Kay | July 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
You will not find better than Jodie Ganote
Jodie is simply the best, the most ethical, most caring, compassionate, professional and knowledgeable lawyer that you could ever find. Jodie is dedicated to working to achieve the best outcome for her clients as she did successfully for my family member. This was a traffic stop that unnecessarily turned into a nightmare. Jodie went above and beyond to resolve the issues, answered all our questions and collected evidence from many sources, including out of state. This was a tremendous amount of work, Jodie was relentless, the Judge dismissed the case. Words do not adequately express our gratitude to Jodie.
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Posted by Jan | June 10, 2019
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Amazing attorney
Jodie is an amazing attorney. She is a very caring, compassionate person who cares deeply for her clients. She also knows the law very well. We would highly recommend her.
Posted by Shawn | March 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Jodie Ganote is a fantastic lawyer. She proved to the courts that I was the true owner of a car seized by the police. She worked with me to make sure I got my car back. Anyone would do very well to have her as their attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ganote Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Christopher L Jackson LLC
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Advocate
  • Cincinnati Works
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Collections Director
  • Avaya (formerly AT&T/Lucent Technologies)
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Sales & Billing Director
  • Avaya, Inc. (formerly AT&T/Lucent Technologies)
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Manager
  • Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T)
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Northern Kentucky University-Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Xavier University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1994
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Cincinnati Citizens Police Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hamilton County Youth Court
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Cincinnati Lawyers' Club
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cincinnati Works, Phoenix Proram
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Chair & Vice-Chair Women Lawyer's Committee
  • 2011 - 2014
  • The Cincinnati Lawyers' Club
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Chair Women Lawyers
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • YLS Board Member
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Ingenuity Award for Women Lawyers' Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Techniques On Building a Successful Solo Law Practice
  • Building A Solo Law Practice
  • 2016
  • Business Card to Client Panel
  • Successfully Building A Law Practice
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Unknown Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jodie. Having observed her in the courtroom, her legal knowledge and expertise are exceptional. Jodie gives clear and practical legal advice, and understands how to get the best outcome for her clients. I highly recommend Jodie to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ganote is one of the finest attorneys in her state. I highly recommend her legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Jodie without hesitation. She is a dedicated and focused professional who is a credit to our profession. Jodie is skilled, smart and has much success both in and out of the courtroom."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jodie is an aggressive and dedicated advocate for her clients. She produces excellent results for her clients both at trial and in plea bargaining."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can rely on Attorney Jodie Drees Ganote , experienced and knowledgeable she will fight hard for you and get you the best possible result in your traffic cases."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jodie is a true advocate who protects the interests of her clients. Jodie's knowledge of the law coupled with her high work ethic makes her an excellent attorney. I personally refer clients to Jodie on a regular basis as I know she will obtain the best results possible. I fully endorse this attorney."
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