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Casey Anthony's Lawyer

SHE'S NOT SAFE IN FLORIDA

8/3/2011 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

080311_jose_baez_videoCasey Anthony's lawyer says Anthony could be in danger if she's required to return to Florida this week to meet with a probation officer -- telling Matt Lauer, "The last thing we wanna do is put Casey in harm's way."

Attorney Jose Baez appeared on "Today" this morning ... and explained, "We have an issue of safety." He was not specific about the potential threat.

Earlier this week, Judge Stan Strickland ordered Anthony back to Orlando to begin probation for a 2010 check fraud conviction. Baez believes the judge is exceeding his authority by requiring Anthony to return to Florida because the Department of Corrections already certified that she completed her probation.

But around the same time Baez appeared on "Today" -- Judge Strickland officially recused himself from the case ... but did not give a reason for his decision to step down. 

No word on who will replace Strickland --or if that person will enforce his order requiring Casey to return to Florida.

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46.

MomofTrips    

NEWSFLASH....... She's not going to be safe anywhere. Someone is going to take her out no matter where she is. Unless she has plastic surgery and moves to another country, she needs to lock herself in her house.

1115 days ago
47.

molly clancy    

Baez said on Today show probation is just keeping this "thing" going. Wasn't the point of the appeal to keep it going so she would not have to testify in the Gonzalez suit ? This guy is a total sleaz !

1115 days ago
48.

Danielle    

He doesn't want to put Casey in harms way but she didn't care when she killed her innocent baby. She put her daughter in harms way when she was supposed to protect her. RIP Caylee

1115 days ago
49.

gossipgirl86    

Oh please Jose! You don't give a damm about Casey! This baby killing bit** is your meal ticket. God forbid somebody off her azz!

1115 days ago
50.

Superman    

To the media: stop paying her lowlife lawyers for interviews!!!!!

1115 days ago
51.

Ghost Rider    

I dont like Casey but she has the right to her safety.

1115 days ago
52.

Sniff    

Why should she be any safer in Florida than her daughter was.

1115 days ago
53.

Donna G    

Please send her back........maybe we'll get lucky .......what will be, will be. Law enforcement should
NOT be protecting her. The public should not be expected to pay a SINGLE penny to guard her. Send her back. Caylee didn't have protection, so WHY SHOULD Casey'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1115 days ago
54.

Diane    

Is she really safe anywhere?? Just another attempt to get her off the hook again!!!!!

1115 days ago
55.

frank    

Jose Baez and the defense team lie as much as Casey. These people do not know how to tell the truth. TMZ please do not pay any thing for these pictures or for George and Cindy they will just give money to Casey.

1115 days ago
56.

Amanda    

Not safe in Florida? I don't think she's safe anywhere. I would not want to be her walking down the street by myself!

1115 days ago
57.

RobertFTL    

Please sign the below petition to stop Casey from profiting off the death of her little girl.

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-profit-off-the-death-of-caylee

1115 days ago
58.

Nicole    

HOW WAS CASEY CONVICTED OF CHECK FRAUD IN 2010 WHEN SHE WAS IN JAIL ?
OR.., WAS THIS A PRIOR CHARGE BEFORE SHE KILLED HER CHILD ?
UNBELIEVABLE BEYOND A NUTCASE SHE IS !

1114 days ago
59.

dd    

Neither was CAYLEE....

1114 days ago
60.

Pegasus    

That time that she spent in jail (according to the judge) at the end of the trial - was part of her sentence for having lied to the police, FBI, the investigators and that - 4 counts. It had nothing to do with her so-called Check Fraud. They are tring to pull a fast one here to get her out of seriving her probation.

1114 days ago
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