Casey Anthony’s Freedom Returns As Florida Probation Ends

Some people have the ability to think analytically, giving them the opportunity to achieve great things. However, that ability, when used illegally, can cause problems for not only one’s self, but for many other people. One in this situation should obtain an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are known and protected.

According to NY Daily News, Casey Anthony’s probation ended on August 23rd. Casey Anthony, widely known for being accused of killing her child. Anthony was put on probation for check fraud, shortly after her murder trial. Anthony was on supervised probation somewhere in Florida, though authorities did not say exactly where because of an increased amount of death threats against Anthony. anthony9n-1-web.jpg

Jacksonville probation cases typically involve cases in which someone has violated their probation. However, in this case, there was no prior probation sentence. Many times in Jacksonville, people are placed on probation that may seem odd; the difference is that the probation requirements are reasonably connected to the crime that occurred.

Probation requirements can broadly range in type, though there are many standard requirements placed upon those in the system, including:

– Paying for Supervision costs
– Some jail-time as a condition of probation
– Being prohibited from violating any law
– Submitting to drug testing and treatment
– Letters of apology
– Being Prohibited from leaving the state
– Reporting to a probation officer
– Community service hours
– Being Prohibited from alcohol consumption
– Obtaining a job
– Mental health evaluations
– Restitution payments to victims
These are just some of the standard requirements for probation. The Judge who will decide what terms are to be included in the probation sentence can impose some of their own particular personalized terms to be added to the final sentence. Judges have flexibility in setting the terms to the punishment and even personalizing the terms to either help or hinder the individual.

When someone violates their probation, there is usually a small time-frame to hire an experienced attorney and either prevent a warrant from being issued, or have any pre-existing warrant recalled. This process is called adding a client to the court’s calendar for a “Review of Probation.” One may obtain this review depending on the nature of the violation and one’s prior criminal history as well as the individual Judge’s philosophy on probation and probation violators.

Many times, a simple showing of remorse, a recognition of one’s actions and the consequences of those actions, or attempting to compensate those wronged and change may shift the odds in one’s favor for obtaining a reasonable probation sentence.
Even if one is remorseful for a crime, a prior record or history of criminal misconduct might tempt a Judge to render a prison sentence. However, with the help of an experienced Jacksonville assault crimes defense attorney, could persuade the Judge to render a much lighter punishment that would involve counseling, house arrest or a slightly longer probation, rather than just incarceration.


The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for years and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one requires a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.

Additional Source: Casey Anthony done with probation, can leave Fla. Philip Caulfield, NY Daily News