ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony's attorney says his client would be in danger and would need security if she is forced to return to Florida to serve probation for check fraud.
Appearing on NBC's "Today" show, Jose Baez said Wednesday her return would result in a re-creation of "the circus-like atmosphere" that surrounded her murder trial.
Orange County Circuit Judge Stan Strickland signed an order earlier this week that would require Casey to return to Orlando to serve her supervised one-year probation. She was convicted in the check fraud case last year.
Jail officials had concluded that her three years in jail while awaiting her murder trial included the probationary period. Judge Strickland indicated that was not his intent.
Late Tuesday, Casey's attorneys filed an emergency motion to "quash, vacate and set aside" Strickland's revised order.
Baez called the order "confusing."
Under Strickland's order, Casey has until early Thursday to report to Orange County probation officials.
Casey was acquitted in July of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. After her release, she went into hiding and hasn't been seen since.
The entertainment web site TMZ reports that Casey may have been seen, and photographed, in Ohio. The photos can be seen by clicking here.
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