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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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marina    

I agree with maggie. They did their job. The Jury made the decision based on what they heard in the court room not on what the media was telling everyone. Non of the media ever tried to see a different side to this case. The found Casey guilty way before the case even came to trial. This is our justice system and it did what we expect it to do. Give us just the facts as we know them and then have the Jury not the Media decide on the outcome. You may not like the outcome, but there was reasonable doubt. The End.

1151 days ago
122.

dd    

Celebrate in private, swing from chandeliers, have Casey on the stripper pole...WHO CARES..I want to know what the hell happened to Caylee, until that's answered there should be no public celebration.

1151 days ago
123.

Home Skillet    

This team is a bunch of media whores. They could've taken their celebration offsite and away from cameras. But, they knew what they were doing. The more attention for them, the more talk, the more money - they took on the Casey Anthony case for money, fame and notoriety. They succeeded in getting a baby killer off the hook by creating fabrications, misdirections, innuendos and the like. Their SOLE PURPOSE was to WIN so they could BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT and MAKE MONEY!! Don't kid yourself for one second thinking that this had anything to do with "justice being done" or (barf) "saving a life." No life was saved. A criminal who murdered an innocent child will walk free. Karma's a bitch, Jose, et al. Karma's a bitch. Just remember that.

1151 days ago
124.

Superman    

Hopefully, the champagne was poisoned! All they did was throw a bunch of lies to obfuscate the gullible, immoral jury and unfortunately the judge allowed it to happen! The defense basically blamed everybody other than Casey for Caylee's death. Total Bull****.

1151 days ago
125.

krejaton    

"Hi-Fives all around!"

"Yessss!"

"Got a murderer off today -- we earned our paychecks."

Laughs all around, I am sure.

1151 days ago
126.

AJ    

If you should blame anyone, blame the police, FBI force that gathered/didnt gather all the evidence in the beginning at the scene etc. They had to have missed something or tampered with the evidence. There just wasnt enough hard evidence to convict her, even if she did it. It just wasnt there. Its as black and white as that. All the emotion, reaction, opinions in the world are just not enough to convict someone of a crime. I'm not on anyone's side, its just the way it works.

1151 days ago
127.

_Taterman    

I guess Casey can go live with Jose Baez when she gets out of jail, because I would be highly surprised if her family welcomes her to live with them. Besides, I think Baez has a little girl that trusted Casey can babysit while he is away at work ……. Well, at least until she makes her millions from the fame she will be getting.

Bella Vita, Casey Anthony, it is truly yours now and no baggage (Caylee & family) to hold you down!!

1151 days ago
128.

josh    

TMZ are really A**H**es! Why wouldn't they celebrate? I'm sure the a&&hOl** at TMZ celebrate after chasing a celeb in their car for a lousy photo and the celeb crash their cars and get injured from the car chase for a lousy photo. You guys at TMZ go right out and celebrate that I would bet!

1151 days ago
129.

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I hope they at least took a second to toast the poor child whose murderer they help set free. Why lawyers are so hated in this country. I watched much of the trail and fail to see where the state may have failed. That being said it was 12 individuals who made the decision to set this child killer free wasn't it

1151 days ago
130.

DJ MUU    

Why should they be proud tifosi44? A little girl is dead and they defended a C#nt. Your probably a bible thumber unrealistic a hole. What happened to COMMON SENSE. I guess you need a video of someone killing another person these days. The jury already had their verdict when the accident theory came in to play. They were so outta there after the verdict, F'n cowards. They didn't even look at the evidence, THIS IS SUCH BS. OH, and guess her dead body just happened to walk into the woods. I live in Orlando and if I ever see her around, I'll spit right in her face and would think twice. F'n s*** bag.

1151 days ago
131.

Kate    

Why is it wrong? They did their job and it came out the way it was supposed to so obv. they're going to celebrate. Just because the majority of the world thinks they're evil they were just doing their job in the end. They're defense attorney's they always root for the "bad guy"

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132.

SUNIA3    

While I understand them wanting to celebrate, they worked hard and won, they should have celebrated someplace else. Very bad taste, a child is still dead.

1151 days ago
133.

ka0z4allu    

Why wouldn't you toast with champagne? They just had a huge victory. And it is really irritating to read stupid comments from stupid people who know absolutely nothing about the justice system. Whether or not casey is guilty, the state did not have enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she was in fact the killer. Of course she is a liar but that is all that was proven.

1151 days ago
134.

Thrasherfan    

The more I think about it, the more I think that this is actually the worst possible outcome for her. Sure, she's free (sic), but at what cost? She'll probably get book deals, interview deals, movie deals, etc, and make some decent money. That money'll start to run out though when the public loses interest and she becomes yesterday's news. The public hatred won't ever run out, though. Who's gonna want her eating in their restaurant? Who's gonna want to be her neighbor? Who's gonna want her at their nightclub? She'll have money, and no place to spend it. The tabloid media will see to it she's never allowed to move on with her life. She'll forever be an outcast.

Jail would've been a much easier route. In jail, at least, she'd only have her conscience to deal with for the most part. Being free (sic) and out in the public is gonna be brutal for this woman. She's gonna see and feel hate everyday for the rest of her life. If she's smart, she'll take the money she gets and secretly head to the plastic surgeon's office, then down to the courthouse for a name change. It's the only chance she's got to live a normal life. That, or move to another country.

It won't be long until she turns to drugs to cope, though. She'll end up an addict and get busted for DUI, suffer an overdose, or commit suicide. In the end, the drugs will do what the jury couldn't. What a strangely cruel world we live in. Someone, somewhere, has a pretty sick sense of humor.

1151 days ago
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Home Skillet    

Kate about a minute ago
Why is it wrong? They did their job and it came out the way it was supposed to so obv. they're going to celebrate. Just because the majority of the world thinks they're evil they were just doing their job in the end. They're defense attorney's they always root for the "bad guy"
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@Kate - did Casey Anthony kill her daughter?

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