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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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346.

Sherri Williams    

Don't try to hide her, she knows what she did and she should return to the state of Orlando,Florida to serve her time on check fraud charges. She got away with murdering her daughter...and I dare her to try and fight a check fraud case. This woman is a demon and should be put behind bars for life.

1056 days ago
347.

Pegasus    

Casey Anthony Back In Florida; Has Met With ‘Spiritual Advisers & Therapists’ Casey Anthony Back In Florida; Has Met With ‘Spiritual Advisers & Therapists’
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LandovBy Neil Woulfe - Radar Senior News Director

She’s b-a-a-a-c-k!

Notorious ‘Tot Mom’ Casey Anthony is back in Florida, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

Anthony’s lead attorney Jose Baez told Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera Sunday night that Casey is back in Florida and ready to report to probation in Orange County, should her appeal be denied.

“She is back in Florida. We brought her back in the event the appellate court rules sometime this week. And we're going to follow the law... and I’m certain she’ll do what’s asked of her, if necessary,” Baez said.

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Baez wouldn’t say if Anthony has been in a facility or a private home, citing concerns over her safety, but he did say: “She has been with close friends of ours that are somewhat of spiritual advisers and people who care and are trying to help her get on with her life.”

When Geraldo asked if by “spiritual advisers,” he meant “therapists,” Baez confirmed she’s met with “a combination of both.”

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When asked where she is right now, Baez wouldn’t say.

“We have her in a location that is very safe. She has people who care about her around her. She’s really just trying to get on with her life… and it’s proven to be extremely difficult.”

Baez admitted that, right now, Casey has few friends, outside of her legal team. And he admitted that prior to the case, she had no friends at all.

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“We all consider ourselves friends of hers. However, in my situation, I’m her attorney first and foremost. And there are other people associated in the defense who have grown to care about her, as it related to prior, no,” Baez said.

He also said Anthony has had “limited contact” with her parents, George and Cindy Anthony, since her release from jail, but he said she has in fact spoken to them.

However, he said she has not spoken to her brother Lee, who like her parents, testified at her explosive trial.

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He also said Caylee’s recent birthday was “particularly difficult” for her.

During the interview, Baez also confirmed that photos of Casey taken in Ohio that appeared on the web were in fact real and that she was in Columbus.

As to the still unresolved issue over her probation, Baez said they are in a “holding pattern type of situation because we don’t know what the appellate court will rule.”

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Baez maintained again that the Department of Probation had ruled that Anthony completed the terms of probation, while she sat in jail awaiting trial on charges related to the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

Following an emergency hearing earlier this month, Judge Belvin Perry ruled that she had not completed the terms of her probation, finding that the judge in the check fraud case, Stan Strickland, had intended Anthony to serve the probation after her murder trial was resolved, and not while she was still in custody.

“Right now we have a separation of powers issue.. a double jeopardy issue. It's just a mess right now, and we have to figure it all out,” said Baez.

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The Fifth District Court of Appeal has given Perry until Monday to respond to the defense's appeal.

Regardless of what the fifth district court of appeal decides, Casey’s attorneys will be in court Thursday.

Judge Perry will decide if Casey owes any money related to her murder trial.

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Since she admitted to lying about Caylee's disappearance, local and state law enforcement agencies are demanding $515,000 of reimbursement.

Casey's lawyers filed a motion claiming she has no money.

Stay with RadarOnline.com for the latest on the Casey Anthony case.

1055 days ago
348.

leah w    

This ugly child murderer, CASEY ANTHONY will get what she deserves one day... lets look for her favorite blanket and some black trash bags as her coffin.

1055 days ago
349.

Pegasus    


Casey Anthony 'Seems Like a Horrible Person,' Says Juror
By Steve Helling

Monday August 22, 2011 09:00 PM EDT


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FacebookTweetThey knew it would be a controversial decision: to acquit Casey Anthony of murder charges in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

What they didn't expect was the public outrage that would follow.

The Casey Anthony jurors have been barred from restaurants, shunned by family members, and vilified online. One even quit her job and moved out of Florida, for fear of the backlash.

One male juror consented to speak with PEOPLE under the condition of complete anonymity.

"We tried very hard to separate our emotions from the evidence," he says. "Generally, none of us liked Casey Anthony at all. She seems like a horrible person. But the prosecutors did not give us enough evidence to convict. They gave us a lot of stuff that makes us think that she probably did something wrong, but not beyond a reasonable doubt."

Now that the trial is over, life "has been a nightmare," says the juror.

"I live in fear that someone will find me. I Google my name every day to see if anyone has figured out who I am. The few people that do know haven't said anything, but one of my friends told me that his wife forbid him to talk to me. My own sister cussed me out. It has ruined my life."


Inside the Deliberations


After 90 witnesses and 33 days of testimony in the courtroom, the jurors began to deliberate. "We took a vote on the [four] charges of lying to police," he says. "And it came back 12-0 to convict. That didn't take long at all."

"We took the first vote on first-degree murder," says the juror. "We were 10 to 2 to acquit. So we talked for about thirty minutes, and the two decided that they were willing to change their votes, so first degree was off the table pretty quickly."

Next up: aggravated manslaughter.

"We did our first vote and it came out half to acquit, half to convict," says the juror. "And we talked about it for a while, going through the evidence. I'd say that some people got intense, but there were no personal attacks, no real yelling. And we talked for a while, then it was 11-1 to acquit. And the guy who didn't want to acquit basically looked at us and said, 'O.K., whatever you all want.' He knew he wasn't going to convince us."

"And then we sat there for a few minutes and were like, 'Holy crap, we are letting her go free,' " he continues. "Everyone was just stunned at what we were about to do. [One of the women jurors] asked me, 'Are you okay with this?' and I said, 'Hell, no. But what else can we do? We promised to follow the law.' "

Nearly two months later, would the juror change his vote? "I've learned a lot more about the case by reading the do***ents," he says.

"But when we were sequestered, we could only go by what the prosecution and defense gave us. If I had to vote now, I'd probably vote for manslaughter. But we didn't get the evidence to support it before. I know people are mad at us, but we did our jobs, and I think we did them to the very best of our abilities.

1054 days ago
350.

leah w    

I am so gad to hear that Casey Anthony will have to be forced to serve her probation. She is now back in Florid and I hope she gets shouted at forever more every time she walks the streets of Orlando.

1053 days ago
351.

leah w    

Casey Anthony should be thrown away on trash bags to rot.

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