We defend
Illinois drivers.

- Traffic Violations
- Suspended License
- DUI DEFENSE

I received a ticket for...

If you were ticketed, arrested, or in an accident while driving, we can help.

Your Legal Team

Driver Defense Team consists of seven traffic and DUI defense attorneys that work as a team. Every week our attorneys meet to discuss each of our client’s cases, sharing input and previous experience to determine how to best handle each individual case. Our clients don’t just hire one traffic lawyer, they receive the skill, expertise and experience of the entire Driver Defense Team.

Counties We Serve

The attorneys at Driver Defense Team regularly appear in all fourteen traffic courthouses in Cook County, DuPage County and Lake County. Driver Defense Team’s lawyers are familiar with the rules, people and procedures in the traffic courthouses. This allows us to provide our clients with the most effective legal defense possible.

Our History

The Ticket Clinic originated in Miami in 1987. They now have 40 offices in Florida and California and have defended over three million tickets. After expanding to Illinois, Chicago-based attorneys Stephanie and Derek acquired the firm in 2016 and changed the name, but continue to provide outstanding service and deliver excellent results for our clients.

Common Cases We Defend

Traffic Violations

At Driver Defense Team, our Illinois traffic ticket defense attorneys have the skills and experience to protect the legal rights and financial interests of our clients. In Illinois, “Driving Is A Privilege, Not A Right.”—and state authorities can take that privilege away. Our traffic ticket defense lawyers can help. If you were cited for a… Learn More

Suspended License

Driving on a suspended or revoked license in Illinois is a criminal offense. It often results in an arrest and an ongoing criminal case. Although the charges seem pretty straight-forward, the resolution to the case can be quite complex. Driving on a suspended or revoked license is one…
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DUI
Defense

Some states consider Driving Under the Influence (DUI) a traffic offense. But, in Illinois it is a crime with serious consequences. A person charged with a DUI should be aware of a possible license suspension or revocation, the likelihood of high fines, and even jail. Fighting a…
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About Us

We defend drivers. If you were pulled over, got in an accident, or arrested while driving, we can help. We also help you get your driver’s license back if it is suspended or revoked. Driver Defense Team believes in removing the mystery surrounding traffic and criminal defense. When you hire our firm, we are committed… Learn More

Derek Martin
Attorney
Stephanie Kemen
Attorney
Chris Dionne
Attorney
Katlyn Mathy
Attorney
Douglas Swift
Attorney
Eric Tibbs
Attorney
Colin Gage
Of Counsel

CLIENT REVIEWS

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Great team -- they got my speeding ticket dismissed within 24 hours. They were extremely communicative and I would not hesitate to use them again or refer them to friends/colleagues.read more
Jonathan Friedman
Jonathan Friedman
22:12 03 Jan 20
I had a wonderful experience with DDT and attorney Chris Dionne. They were very kind throughout the process and were able to remove all convictions against my record! It's clear that they are committed and efficient in finding the best possible outcomes for their clients. Would definitely recommend to others.read more
Alia Rathore
Alia Rathore
03:39 03 Jan 20
I had literally over 10 traffic cases and they beat every single case for me with a good price these people are in the top 5 guaranteed in Illinois if not probably number 1. There always on time and very respectful also helpful!! Thanks u guys!!read more
Sarg Baznaya
Sarg Baznaya
22:47 27 Dec 19
Driver Defense Team was AWESOME! Maria super! My lawyer Eric Tibbs were professional and made every efforts possible to resolve my speeding ticket issue. Eric was beyond words determine to fight for me and succeeded delivering positive results. A petty offense instead of a misdemeanor speeding ticket saving lots of money. I recommend this legal team to fight for your driver's license and record. I am happy no tickets on my license!read more
Yolanda B. Hawthorne
Yolanda B. Hawthorne
23:01 23 Dec 19
Amazing services! I called their office at around 2:00 PM on a Friday about a court date scheduled for Monday, they were very kind and efficient all the way around! They represented me in court and saved me the trip from Saint Louis, not only did they take my case but also were able to get my FIVE tickets dismiss without me having to pay any court fees or even a fine! That is what I call OUTSTANDING JOB!! I will recommend Driver Defense Team to all my friends and Family!!! Nice Work Team and THANK YOU!read more
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
22:31 04 Nov 19
I got my first speeding ticket in 7 years. Frustrated and not wanting to go to driving school. I contacted driver defense team. For less than the cost of paying the ticket. They got the ticket completely whipped out to maintain my good driving record! Thank you!read more
Tim Niebergall
Tim Niebergall
14:02 26 Oct 19
Thought the service was excellent. Got me in the office and I explain the situation to them. The aids were very helpful. Would highly recommend. I wasn't in a good situation and it was very bad odds in my favor, but I called them and they helped me get both cases dismissed. I really thank the people who work here for going to court for me and defending me. I was doubting everything and they proved my doubts wrong. The price they charge is very reasonable comparing other attorneys I spoke to. Would recommend to anyone with a traffic case and if I ever get another ticket they will be my first call. Thank you again DDTread more
Jeremy Martinez
Jeremy Martinez
22:17 01 Oct 19
It was an complete honor working with Chris Dionne. I have never came across someone with so much commitment and passion for their job. Chris went above and beyond to help me dismiss my traffic ticket. He was absolutely amazing the entire way through the process. Very honest, knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. Very happy I came across him! From here on out, I will recommend Chris Dionne to all my friends and family! You will not be disappointed.read more
Mutaz Hamed
Mutaz Hamed
19:06 20 Sep 19
Got 2 tickets dismissed for me. Made everything painless, appeared on my behalf and always called after to let me know what happened/what the next step was. Would definitely recommend DDTread more
Alex W
Alex W
14:01 11 Sep 19
Attorneys are superb..!! I had multiple cases.. and My license was about to suspend and they did very good job very well...!! I saved my license and my all the tickets are waved from my records..!! Really Appreciated for that help..! Thanks to All Team for helping me out..!! Highly recommended..read more
Masroor Bhatti
Masroor Bhatti
20:43 16 Jul 19
Date I signed up: dec 29Court date: Jan 8Liscence reinstatement: Jan 11.Ticket: running a red lightPrice for ticket vacation and subsequent dismissal: $300 flat (including all court fees, etc...)The court date was about a week after filing to vacate the conviction, which was a day after paying.Result: supervision (NOT liscence supervision, which is different), which means that my liscence was good to go right away (kind of, more explained later), but I had to pay an additional $180 to the county and attend an online driver class within I months.In order for liscence to be OFFICIALLY reinstated, I had to go to the county clerk and obtain the disposition letter, and deliver it to the Secretary of State office in Chicago.read more
Ryan McGuire
Ryan McGuire
16:57 11 Jan 19
I was issued two tickets in Chicago, a destination that I was just passing through, one for speeding over 30 mph, and the other for driving an uninsured vehicle (which was a rental). The uninsured vehicle ticket was dismissed and the speeding ticket was reduced from a criminal offense to an ordinary speeding fine. Very happy with the outcome and I highly recommend. All correspondence with them was done over phone since I live in Boston and they were very patient, understanding, and cooperative. I highly recommend.read more
Husain Adamji
Husain Adamji
18:24 15 Dec 18
Best lawyers forreal!! They got my cases dismissed and gave me money back and I didn’t have to wait to get my license these people are the best!! Osmaralda and Maria are really the ones that helped lol but I’m pretty sure I annoyed everyone else too, get with them ASAP! Cheap and they get it done better !read more
3laa ,Da Boss
3laa ,Da Boss
16:15 12 Dec 18
Received 7 tickets from berwyn over a car accident i caused and subsequent mistakes thereafter. After a few court dates they cleared me of all the tickets and with only supervision. The absolute best, saved my butt. Would recommend to anyone.read more
Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
21:33 05 Dec 18
The best of the best. I highly recommend everyone to them . I guarantee you gonna like the outcome
Abdul Jama
Abdul Jama
23:11 14 Nov 18
I highly recommend these guys if u get a thicket in Bellwood illonois like i did. They had all my tickets dropped an I couldn’t be happier. I live in vb an they were able to not have to come back to court which made this process super easy for me. Thank u guys again. An thank u doug. I really love u guys!!read more
Larry Hall
Larry Hall
17:04 31 Aug 18
Use these guys! Had Eric today did a fantastic job will highly recommend. Very professional and helpful. Also very resonable. Won’t use anyone else.
Mikee Mikee
Mikee Mikee
15:23 16 Aug 18
I had a complicated traffic court issue & with my busy work schedule, I wanted someone reliable on my side to help me get out of it. I contacted Driver Defense Team & spoke with Derek Martin. He assured me that his team would do their best to get me the best possible outcome even if it took multiple visits to court. Based on my case, Derek helped me lay out a plan on how we would approach things, and advised me on how we should handle my case. I followed his instructions, and everything got situated as he predicted which I’m very thankful for.I was afraid of different lawyers going to court for me, but he assured me that all their lawyers could handle my issue and that is exactly what happened. Even when different lawyers, including Chris Dionne, that came from the Driver Defense team, everything was handled well & efficiently. All the laywers were up to date with what was happening and knew what the game plan was and worked hard to achieve that.Their entire team is very responsive which made communication easy. They were all very caring, and listened and addressed all my concerns and I was extremely happy with the outcome they helped me reach.Driver Defense Team is also priced very competitively which is obviously a huge plus!I hope no one ever ends up in this type of situation, but if you do, I would highly recommend The Driver Defense Team to help you get out of it.read more
Aumir Ahmad
Aumir Ahmad
21:39 13 Jul 18
They got my case completely dismissed, didnt even have to go to court. Thanks DDT!
Jeremy Mccaskill
Jeremy Mccaskill
23:13 02 Jul 18
Highly recommend Drivers Defense team. Extremely helpful. Maggie was a GREAT help, this was a time sensitive issue and she was able to help us immediately. Very Pleased with the service and Cost.read more
Suzy Alamo
Suzy Alamo
20:07 06 Jun 18
Couldn't be more please with how smoothly everything was handled. My attorney Christopher Dionne was incredible! I didn't have to show up for court. Chris took care of everything and my ticket was dropped without even having to pay court fees.read more
Jack
Jack
03:51 29 May 18
Hi the drivers defense team got my failure to yield to emergency vehicle ticket dismissed,and the good about it was I did not have to appear you don't understand how happy I am I was found not guilty Thank you so much I would recommend 100%read more
tara cummings
tara cummings
09:56 22 May 18
DDT is amazing!! My attorney was Doug Swift and he did an amazing job handling my case!! He was able to answer all of my questions in an honest manner.read more
Jaffrey Zaman
Jaffrey Zaman
21:02 16 Apr 18
I got a speeding ticket in Chicago on I-294, for being over the speed limit by 25mph in my personal car.I'm a CDL holder, and I was so worried about my record staying clean.They were so professional in answering my calls, answering my questions, getting back to me on time, handling my case, and the best part I didn't even have to show up to court.... and they got my ticket dismissed.RECOMMENDEDread more
Saher Talaat
Saher Talaat
15:49 11 Apr 18
Excallant service and vary pleasant. Thank to chiristopher dinnoe he was vary great and help full. My ticket dismiss in a minute.
Ashif Patel
Ashif Patel
22:12 05 Apr 18
I’m beyond thankful and pleased with my experience with Driver Defense Team. From the very beginning when I spoke with Ricardo who was the one reaching out to me about my case, to having Derek represent me. The price is really affordable and they make sure you feel comfortable letting them represent you. The communication was always clear as well as prices of payments/fees you would have to make. There was never any surprise fee or anything like that. I had a moving violation but I was confident that I was going to have my license suspended based on my record. However, the date of my court came by and later that day Derek called me to tell me how it went. For my surprise, he was able to get me another supervision which I didn’t thought possible, because I had the two limit supervision on a 12 month period already. ANYWAY, I don’t know what Derek did or how he did it but he made it possible and avoided me the unpleasant inconvenience of losing my driving rights for a period of time. I also got a letter from them giving me the information about my case regarding the court cost and all the information I need to register for a driving course. I’m thankful for making all this process as painless and unstressful as possible. I really hope I will never have to need their services again, but I will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs it.read more
Melanie Alvarez
Melanie Alvarez
21:56 03 Apr 18
Really good customer service, trustworthiness, and professionalism. Also, very quickly responded and took care of the whole case. Strongly recommend!
Tereza Kostova
Tereza Kostova
19:33 29 Mar 18
I highly recommend DDT to represent any traffic violations. My profession involves a lot of driving, roughly 3,000 miles a month. In 2017 i had 4- traffic citations and I came to know about DDT through internate search. DDT represented me in the court for all my traffic violations and were able to successfully dismiss all 4-citations. that's a great relief for the person like me, who's job is depended on driving ! Kudos to DDT !!read more
Maulik Patel
Maulik Patel
01:01 04 Mar 18
Stef Kemen is a great lawyer.
Dan Breen
Dan Breen
21:45 23 Feb 18
Really good, fast & professional service! Would recommend 100% They can do magic :)
Dejan Janjic
Dejan Janjic
17:29 17 Nov 17
I recommend this place to anyone they are fast .Efficient kind and very helpful.Maria made my mind at ease!! Spend the money well worth it!!
tamekio williams
tamekio williams
19:49 07 Nov 17
Hands down best group I have ever worked with the staff is amazing the lawyer chris that helped me with my case, good guy did his best to help me n get all my tickets dropped!! Will recommend all the people I knowread more
Jorge
Jorge
17:10 09 Sep 17
I walked into the office Saturday morning worried that I was going to lose my job and license for CDL. Luckily I walked in and got attended by a gentleman name Danny that is well educated and knew how to calm me down and get me quick assistant. After, I went to court for a good attorney Chris Dionne and got my ticket dismissed with no point assessed to my license. Thank you Chris,Danny and Driver Defense Teamread more
Jesse Garcia
Jesse Garcia
19:56 23 Aug 17
I had a really nice experience with these guys. They were very responsive and they got my ticket dismissed. It's definitely worth the money. (They aren't that expensive)read more
Vaibhav Parakh
Vaibhav Parakh
17:47 01 Jul 17
Extremely helpful and professional!I am a chauffeur and CPD and BACP treat us differently, but the DDT team dismissed my U-Turn ticket in the Loop. Moreover , it will not be on my driving record.Thank you very much!!!Highly recommended!!!Keep up the good jobread more
Kal P
Kal P
20:15 27 Jun 17
This place is incredible. I had gotten a bogus ticket by a Big-headed State Trooper with a Swollen Ego that not even his 2011 white unmarked Crown Victoria could hold as he tried to merge with me off an On-ramp as I was traveling NB I-55 at the I-294 South Interchange. I knew I was in the right and both the Attorney's Assistant Maria and the Attorney Mr. Martin were very understanding and overly co-operative with my frustration. I currently hold a C.D.L. in the state of Illinois and it is important for me to bring home money. The team at Drivers' Defense understood this and made me feel like I wasn't just another guy to collect easy paycheck from, but took my trust and their experience and handled my Citation very swiftly and with great skill that it felt as if I knew I was in great hands. All I had to do after the first intake call was make my payment arrangement and pray, the rest was in theirs' and God's hands. It works out great when they help you here. I continue on a major scale to spread the word about them daily and weekly in my profession and with friends and family. As you can tell I talk a lot and I am very detail oriented. But I can't say enough how impressed and happy I chose this group of incredible people to help me.Sincerely,Toddread more
Todd Lawrence
Todd Lawrence
16:37 07 Jun 17
I love this place. Tricia I think her name is, was very personable and her pictures do her no justice by the way. They got my case dismissed and very informative in red to any questions I had. This was in reference to driving on a suspended license. Thanks again, already referred a few clients to you guys. 😁read more
Devonte Morris
Devonte Morris
20:03 02 May 17
Outstanding experience. Excellent service. My son's tickets were painlessly taken care of. I'm truly appreciative of this wonderful service. The price can't be beat, and the customer service was great. I will use this firm again and recommend it to anyone having traffic issues.read more
Ayoola Awofadeju
Ayoola Awofadeju
12:50 20 Apr 17
The professionals at Driver Defense Team certainly know what they're doing. I had recently acquired a moving violation and they were able to get it dismissed. Their rates are amazing especially considering that I ended up paying nothing in fines or court costs. Not to mention the fact that my driving record remains clean because of their performance. The team that worked with me was very diligent and thorough. The communication was outstanding as I was kept in the loop every step of the way. This was easily the least amount of headache I've ever dealt with regarding a traffic violation. It's pretty refreshing to be able to say that. I highly recommend Driver Defense Team if you are ever in need. They take care of business.read more
Zach Lukachik
Zach Lukachik
16:00 17 Apr 17

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