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Casey Anthony's Legal Team

We're Taking on the Judge

She Should NOT Be On Probation

8/15/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Casey Anthony Appeal
Casey Anthony's legal team tells TMZ they will fight the judge who just rejected their claim that Casey served her probation for check fraud while she sat in jail during her murder trial ... and if they lose Casey will have to return to Florida in 11 days.

Anthony was sentenced to 1 year's probation for her 2010 check fraud conviction.  The judge who sentenced her said in court the time Casey spent in jail would not count toward completing probation, but the order the judge signed mistakenly allowed Casey's probation to run concurrently with her time in the pokey.

A judge ruled on Friday that the judge who sentenced Casey clearly made an innocent mistake, and it wouldn't make sense to allow Casey to get credit for the time she was in jail.  After all, the point of probation is to test how a person behaves when they are in the real world, not while they're locked up with few opportunities to misbehave.

But now her lawyers tell TMZ they will appeal Friday's ruling.  If they win, it would mean Casey would get a huge break -- her probation would already be completed -- because of a technical error. 

Casey's lawyers say if they lose their appeal ... they want her to serve her probation in a state other than Florida.
 


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136.

maykaygal    

DOES SHE HONESTLY THINK IT MATTERS WHAT STATE SHE IS IN?!? YOU CAN'T HIDE FOREVER...COME OUT COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE...

1101 days ago
137.

Wellington     

Well, as we saw at trial her legal team are dimwits when it comes to interpreting the law. Baez and his scheme team just got lucky and got an airhead jury. Now they're letting it go to their heads. If they think any Florida appellate court is going to reverse Perry, they're dreaming. Now they're coming to TMZ for their legal announcements. Was that part of the deal when TMZ bought Casey's staged pictures/video? Oh yes, TMZ bought them through Splash. Right. There was no kickback to Casey and Baez...sure, sure.

1101 days ago
138.

janet    

I still think they owe a great big thanks to Nancy Grace for the money. She took a 'local Florida story' disgusting as it, (happens way too often all over the country), and harped and is still harping on this 'tot mom' for over 3 years. Grace was a very big part in turning Casey Anthony into a national name. $$$$. HLN/Court TV now Tru TV one and the same.


Did George and Cindy plea for help, yes they did and had some national exposure but that was it. The news aired their plea but never harped on it. Nancy Grace was non-stop show after show. Over 3 frigging years. Trying to turn this into an OJ Simpson 'trial of the century' crap. People already knew who OJ Simpson was not who Casey Anthony was.


The verdict may or may not have been the same but the bottom line is Casey Anthony's verdict would have been just that a verdict. Nothing more.

1101 days ago
139.

Master Po    

anyone who uses the phrase "tot mom" deserves to be punched in the ovaries.

1101 days ago
140.

Emily Beckett    

Yes, you can clearly tell the photos of Casey are staged.
1. A bright red hat
2. See through glasses
3. Walking by herself on the sidewalk with coffee
4. All photos are perfectly lined up as if we (photographer) will be here and want you to walk here

http://www.surfimages.com

1101 days ago
141.

cc    

TO ALL CASEY SUPPORTERS WHO THINK AN APPEAL WILL WORK
You , like the Nightmare team and all the disturbing if not scary supporters, are a Moron!!! The video plays on the news repeatedly where Judge Strickland orders (clearly) that probation be served upon release. In case you haven't heard a million times on tv or news articles, or just plain ignored it(in true Moron fashion), the Judges verbal order is the ruling factor over the written order should it be mis represented. On top of that Jose Bastard was aware of this error and failed to report it, on purpose. As it is said "Not saying anything is still the same as lying". Therefore, this mistake is not on Strickland OR Belvin, it is actually on Jose Bastard!!! No appeals will win here.

1101 days ago
142.

Blue    

The Ohio video was confirmed a fake on reputable media outlets by lawyers so why does TMZ still use photos from it?

For those saying she was accquitted, this is check fraud, she wasn't accquitted of that, let her go serve her probation like everyone else, shes nothing special.

1101 days ago
143.

Mary    

Baez is juts pissed cause the judge knows he's a scammer. Just get on with the probation- every other check forger has has to. At least she's not in the chair............

1101 days ago
144.

Heather    

I'm so sick of hearing about her. What is said is she is now a celebrity because of this.

As far as the probation, I think she should have to serve it. The whole point of probation is to make sure you don't screw up again. How can you screw up and make the same mistake if you are in jail. So in my opinion she did not serve her probation.

1101 days ago
145.

truthiness    

We need to go easy on her, after all, she did kill her baby.

Let's treat her special, as she needs to devote all her waking hours to finding the real killer (hint-look in the mirror Casey).

Her lawyers feel as if they are doing their job, and I wonder how their being paid (guess their accepting the use of her mouth as payment).

She is a vile piece of crap who should and will disappear; it's not if, it's when.

1101 days ago
146.

Vicky    

Two things....She already got a huge break when she got away with murdering her own daughter. Second, that is not Casey Anthony in that picture. Most people know that by now so you should really quit using it.

1101 days ago
147.

Wendy    

Lawyers don't care about the truth they only care about winning.

1101 days ago
148.

therealwinkelman    

So beating murder charges isn't enough nowadays? Now we need this Ho bag to roam freely? As far as I'm concerned she should be getting a U.A. because she's smoking something funny....

1101 days ago
149.

MERCY    

MOMMY, MOMMY PLEASE TELL ME WHY
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO MAKE ME DIE?
WHY YOU DRUGGED ME TO KNOCK ME OUT.
OVERDOSING ME, WITHOUT A DOUBT.
WHY YOU ACTED LIKE YOU DID NOT CARE.
AS YOU PUT THE DUCT TAPE AROUND MY HAIR.
WHY DID YOU PUT ME IN A TRASH BAG, OR TWO?
WAS I NOTHING BUT A BURDEN TO YOU?
JOJO AND CECE, THEY LOVED ME SO.
IS THAT THE REASON I HAD TO GO?
YOU WENT AND PUT ME IN THAT TRUNK.
AND TRIED TO BLAME A MR. KRONK.
WHEN MY BODY STARTED TO SMELL.
AND I WAS LIVING IN YOUR HELL.
YOU THEN BLAMED MY JOJO, AND UNCLE LEE.
AND NOW YOU’RE ALL SET TO GO WALK FREE.
YOU WENT AND PARTIED AND SLEPT AROUND.
WHY MY BODY LAYED ON A COLD WET GROUND.
YOU DID NOT CARE, YOU LIED AND LIED.
YOU DID NOT EVEN HAVE THE HEART TO CRY.
YOU SMILED, GIGGLED, LAUGHED AND TEASED.
YOU HAD MR. BAEZ, WHO SEEMED SO PLEASED.
YOU FAILED EVERYONE IN YOUR PATH.
AND NOW YOU WILL HAVE TO SUFFER THE WRATH.
YOU HAVE UPSET THE WORLD AND GOD TODAY.
EVENTUALLY YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY.
WHEN YOU’RE OUT AND WALKING FREE.
REMEMBER THERE IS A REASON GOD HIT THAT TREE.
YOU WILL FADE AS TIME GOES BY,
BUT THE WORLD WILL REMEMBER THAT YOU NEVER CRIED.
THAT YOU TOOK MY LIFE AND WANTED TO BE FREE.
DON’T BLAME YOUR BELLA VITA AS A REMEMBERANCE OF ME.

1101 days ago
150.

ChuckRock    

The judge wasn't worried about Casey's probation, because like all the other fools on here, he thought she would be guilty and would be going to jail for a long time. Well she wasn't so don't go trying to change the ruling now, because things didn't turn out the way you thought they should have. Leave the girl alone.

1101 days ago
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