Evans Law Firm is a statewide leader in power line, pipeline and highway condemnations. When the state attempts to use your private property for public projects, you have a right to speak up. While this is allowed under certain circumstances, government often abuses the system. This is where we step in.
Legal Definition of Condemnation Law: It is the legal process by which a governmental body exercises its right of “eminent domain” to acquire private property for public uses, such as redevelopment or highways, pipelines, power lines property easements.
The government has the power to take private property for public use. The fifth amendment provides that the government may only use this power if they provide just compensation to the property owner. The power of Federal, State and Local governments to take private property is through Eminent Domain.
The eminent domain process can only be stopped if the requirements for public purpose or public necessity is not met, but the government cannot dictate the price for your compensation.
We are also highly experienced in criminal law, including high-profile felonies. A criminal charge does not have to spell disaster for your future. A good lawyer understands the criminal justice system and will help you fight your charges or at least reduce the punishments if the charges are harsher than they should be, given your circumstances.
We are here to represent and fight for your rights and have successfully done so for many years.