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Casey Anthony Lawyers

Champagne Celebration!

7/6/2011 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Casey Anthony's defense team was SO fired up about the HUGE not guilty verdict in the child murder case yesterday ... they rolled across the street and started POPPIN' BUBBLY!!!

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TMZ has obtained photos showing attorney Jose Baez and his team having a champagne toast at the Terrace 390 restaurant ... located right across the street from the Orange County Courthouse in Florida.

Our friend Jane Velez-Mitchell was outside the restaurant doing the play-by-play for HLN during the celebration.

Of course, yesterday was a big day for Baez ... and Anthony ... who was found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter back in 2008.

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Minutes before the toast, Baez gave a news conference and told reporters, "There are no winners in this case. Caylee has passed on far, far too soon. Two-year-old Caylee's death should not be lost in her mother's requital."

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So, after making that statement ... still think it was OK for Baez to raise a glass in triumph?



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Avery Avery

If it weren't concerning a child, I don't think it would be in bad taste. But there's a little angel that will never get the chance to grow up. Just because this was a "victory" for them, it isn't a victory that a precious life was snuffed out before it could be lived. This case shocked the country, and they knew that their actions would be seen. Because of that, it is definitely a disgusting thing to do.

Crystal Crystal

I think they have worked on this case for 3 years and deserve a little toast as a task was completed! It was a victory for them!

Lex Lex

Disgusting



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Avery Avery

If it weren't concerning a child, I don't think it would be in bad taste. But there's a little angel that will never get the chance to grow up. Just because this was a "victory" for them, it isn't a victory that a precious life was snuffed out before it could be lived. This case shocked the country, and they knew that their actions would be seen. Because of that, it is definitely a disgusting thing to do.

Crystal Crystal

I think they have worked on this case for 3 years and deserve a little toast as a task was completed! It was a victory for them!

Lex Lex

Disgusting

Me Me

I think they are just following the path of bad taste they have shown throughout the whole trial. They are being consistent. I cannot get over the fact that the American Justice system has done this AGAIN. OJ, Lindsay it is the laughing stock.

lisa lisa

Very bad taste. They don't really care about Caylee Anthony, it was all about winning. :/

Sudio Sudio

Bad taste in doing this publicly. They did win -and are entitled to celebrate - but should have been back at the office - behind closed doors. Such a highly controversial verdict -this is just inciting the whackos like Nancy Grace and her ilk.

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rosa    

No matter what we feel of the verdict (I disagree with it) we can't blame the defense attorney. That is what our constitution is about. Innocent until proven guilty. Max riskis his life by serving in the military to protect our rights. Beaz did save a life, HE DID HIS JOB, CASEY DIDN'T DO HER JOB AS A MOTHER. Please seperate the 2.

1120 days ago
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Home Skillet    

It's tacky and disgusting - but, I could expect no less than tacky and disgusting from Jose Baez and everyone associated with him. S*** of the Earth.

1120 days ago
108.

quickmouthed    

harvey making out in public with his boyfriend after posting cm punk homo comment was 100x more disgusting than this

1120 days ago
109.

DanicaMarie    

I understand this trial went on for a long time, and they obviously did their jobs well, so i understand them wanting to celebrate it... But lets remember what this trial was about hmmm?? Maybe a mother MURDERING her 3 year old daughter. You're really going to celebrate getting the potential murderer off? Classy.

1120 days ago
110.

dd    

@Rico, so true, non of that information has come out!

1120 days ago
111.

Newtime    

Nobody had to loiter on the street gawking at them. Go home and mind your own business.

1120 days ago
112.

dd    

@Vesna agreed a high school diploma should be required to serve on a jury, critical thinking skills are a must.

1120 days ago
113.

The Dirk    

Wow, they won a case and toasted Champagne. I don't see them dancing on tables or having strippers at the table. BFD if they drank a bottle and celebrated. They did their job. They weren't the ones who killed that little girl

1120 days ago
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DiamondLil    

While I truly believe Casey Anthony was somehow involved,....Jose Baez did a hell of a job, he was hired to do. While a lot of people are 'absolutely' sure Casey Anthony was singlularly guilty of murdering her daughter,....those people that are incensed. you apparently forget what the law is about. The jury FOLLOWED their instructions and what the judge told them was their responsibilities, and they did just that. Regardless is that biatch was and is guily, Jose Baez planted enough seeds of 'reasonable doubt, the jury had no choice but to find her not guilty. Jose Baez did a hell of a job,....here's food for thought,....if you were to ever get jammed up,...wouldn't you want a lawyer like Jose Baez,....and his amazing staff. Why shouldn't they celebrate/ it started out as a major uphill battle

1120 days ago
115.

wowow    

@dd right, because a high school diploma is so darn hard to get...

I wonder how any of you would feel if you guys were in Casey's seat and hypothetically innocent only to have the juror side with the media's ignorant decision to find you guilty when there is no 100% supporting evidence to prove so. Media biasness is sickening, whether she is innocent or not, you people need to check yourselves before you speak.

1120 days ago
116.

Ann-G    

Give credit to the right people. WFTV should be tagged on those pictures, not TMZ.

1120 days ago
117.

B    

This case made two things clear to me: 1) This team just became the top defense attorneys in Florida, and 2) Nancy Grace is the most annoyingly loud woman on television.

1120 days ago
118.

File that lawsuit, I am Lindsay Lohan!    

They did their job and now celebrate. They aren't doing anything illegal. Regardless of how I feel about the outcome, they need to celebrate.

1120 days ago
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carol    

Toasting to a little baby who is dead at the hands of her mother. Only because the weather and vermin ate or helped dispose of most of the direct evidence, the murderer was set free and the attorneys celebrated. Don't lift your glasses, hang you heads in shame.

1120 days ago
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leslie    

if the verdict was guilty no doubt the prosecutor's staff would have been there, no nasty comments. jose baez was dogged the entire trial but he did a fantastic job with this case. cudos to the jury who refused to talk to the press

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