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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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31.

Sticks    

Listen to you people. They couldnt prove crap for Casey. If the paperwork was signed by a judge, to dam bad for everyone else. You people need to move on and get a life. She was found not quilty(to no shock of a person who has a clue) so MOVE ON

1127 days ago
32.

lhayden    

hey harvey, it is just plain sad that tmz is once again paying money to have headlines on casey. it's obvious tmz is in close contact with casey and her defense team. are you able to sleep at night profiting from caylee's murder ? i for one will not visit the tmz site again.

1127 days ago
33.

Karla    

I am not a fan of this woman at all and thought she would have been found guilty at her trial/the other side thought that as well and it seems no one paid attention to this sentence..

No one from Probation who visited her every month at the jail paid attention and no one who sent the letter saying her probation was over paid attention...

Yes the Judge made a mistake and they took advantage of it perhaps but maybe they too were not paying great attention thinking that she might go away for a long time....

We say the Justice system is the final thing so is it ok with all the people that they are surrounded them that help them(interns/legal aids etc)are they able to change things mid stream by saying Oops I made a mistake 2 years ago but lets' fix it now?????

Seems to me they are trying to fix many things with this Judges mess up/sorry but they should have been more careful or else not so sure of themselves that it suddenly matter now but not then..,

JMO and while I am sure it will be not popular just cannot help but think what others might do if say for instance a Judge made a mistake with a ticket letting someone off only to come back 2 years later and say Oh no you must pay now...just saying

1127 days ago
34.

samanthagalanos    

This is so stupid! The clerk made a mistake, but the JUSDGE SIGNED IT & the P.O. went along with it! The judge & clerk should b fired & legaly punished! Just imagine if this was u! I dont care if u love or hate casey, but COME ON THIS STINKS OF SOUR GRAPES!!!! GIMMI A FREAKING BREAK.....

1127 days ago
35.

samanthagalanos    

This is so stupid! I dont care if u like her or hate her! A STUPID CLERK MAKES AN ERROR, BUT THE IDIOT JUDGE SIGNED IT, FURTHERMORE THE P.O. WENT ALONG WITH IT!! COME ON EAT UR SOUR GRAPES FL! THEY MESSED THE TRIAL UP & NOW THEY WANT REVENGE, THIS MAKES ME SICK! IT'S VERY UNJUST! THEY DONT WANNA EAT THEIR CRAP THEY SERVED DURING THE TRIAL. IM NOT TAKING SIDES, BUT ON THIS MATTER THE JUDGE WAS JUST TRYING TO PLEASE THE PUBLIC.

1127 days ago
36.

Home Skillet    

Go away, you ******* skank!

1127 days ago
37.

janet    

Well remains to be seen if it's overturned. If so it would open up a whole big can of worms. It clearly was not Stricklands intent.


Baez just wants Casey as his cash cow not to have to find her a legitimant job and address which she would have to provide on probation. Selling photos is not a job. Who would hire her.

1127 days ago
38.

Annoyed    

Why on God's green Earth did her legal team contact an ENTERTAINMENT company (TMZ) to advise this? Oh yeah, that's right: they are publicity hounds and dirt bags. I may be sick of Kim K, but I'd rather hear about her non existent talents, than about a murderer. It's not entertaining, either. Baez is the s*** of earth.

1127 days ago
39.

Superman    

They won't win. Clearly, probation is for out in the real world, not while in jail. And she already got the "huge break" by escaping prison for murdering her child.

1127 days ago
40.

SlvrSprg7    

Casey and her attorneys really need to get a taste of the real world. What CONVICTED (and yes she was convicted or at least pled guilty to the check fraud charges) gets to serve their probation in jail!! That's not what probation is all about. Wake up Casey. It's time you find out what is like to live in the real world. I hope Judge Perry's ruling stands.

1127 days ago
41.

DADDYFRANK    

All of the media seem to be hung up on the murder aquital. My personal opinion is the the public would accept the not guilty on the murder charge. It is harder to prove. The anger is because she was aquited of ALL ALL ALL charges. The one charge would be accepted but the other charges were impossible to deny. Yes we all feel that she killed her kid BUT. Child neglect and child endangerment. These charges were obvious. How fate had it that the court would gather 12 idiots togather is the strange part of this whole show. How could they deny the other charges I'll never understand.

1127 days ago
42.

MrHottie    

I guess TMZ didn't get the clue earlier when talking about this low life trash that people would stop going to their website! I officially have made my decision to put this place on my negative list. She is no celebrity. TMZ thinks they look good by saying,"QUOTE above..""Casey Anthony's legal team tells TMZ....UNQUOTE"" Why didn't TMZ hang up the phone.......who give's a ratazz about this? Adios people

1127 days ago
43.

LWhite    

I agree. She should NOT be on probation. She should be strapped to an electric chair!

1127 days ago
44.

Sparky    

Why don't you guys give up on those fake photos. If they were real, why has no other news organization showed them?

1127 days ago
45.

Linda    

She got away with murder!
They are afraid if her wherabouts are known, she won't be a mystery any more and the offers will dry up.
Bunch of money hungry leaches. I wish she'd just go away somewhere never to be seen or heard from again!

1127 days ago
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