Casey Anthony and her lawyer Jose Baez (L) leave the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida July 17, 2011. Anthony was acquitted of her 2-year-old daughter's murder but was ordered to serve one year probation on a check fraud conviction. (Photo : Reuters)
After serving a year of probation on a check fraud conviction, Casey Anthony will walk free this week. Anthony, 26, was acquitted last year for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.
In an interview with ABCNews.com, Anthony's attorney Charles Greene said, "As of Friday, Aug. 24 at 12 a.m., nobody will be able to tell her where to be."
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Anthony's murder trial captivated the country as details emerged from the toddler's murder. Despite being acquitted, she was found guilty for lying to police during the investigation and sentenced to four years in jail. The judge allowed time spent in jail to be counted and she was released in mid-July, reports HuffPost Crime.
Her check fraud conviction and probation stem from a 2010 case when Anthony admitted to stealing checks from her friend Amy Huizenga during her daughter's disappearance.
"Getting off probation and having the ability to move around will increase her freedom to concentrate on other things, including moving forward and figuring out what happens next as well as what happened in the past," her attorney said. "She's looking forward to being out from probation and having the freedom to handle things in her life and move forward, but her plans are confidential."
The Florida State of Corrections originally was set to keep the end date of her probation secret for fears of her safety, CBS News reported.
Anthony's legal troubles will not cease Friday, as she is set to go to court for a civil suit against her in January 2013. ABCNews.com reported that she was sued by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzales for defamation when Anthony used Fernandez-Gonzales' name as the supposed babysitter who stole her daughter Caylee.
During her probation, Anthony has managed to keep mostly to herself and has been in hiding due to threats made to her safety. ABCNews.com also reports that documents pertaining to her probation have shown Anthony has been unemployed the past year. No details of her future plans have been revealed.