Defense: Dangerous to bring Casey Anthony back to Florida

Defense: Dangerous to bring Casey Anthony back to Florida

August 3rd, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Defense attorney Jose Baez smiles after his client, Casey Anthony, was found not guilty in her murder trial in Orlando, Fla. Baez was a little known attorney with not much experience, a high school dropout who turned his life around after a stint in the Navy. (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony's lawyer says she would be in danger and need security if she has to return to Florida under a judge's order in a check fraud case.

Jose Baez told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that bringing Anthony back to Florida from an undisclosed location would just add to what he called the "circus-like atmosphere" around her case.

Anthony has disappeared from public view since her acquittal last month on charges of murdering her 2-year-old daughter.

A judge this week ordered Anthony to come back to Orlando to serve probation for check fraud that she plead guilty to in an earlier case. Anthony's lawyers have filed a motion to quash that order, arguing the judge cannot amend his sentence more than 60 days after it was signed in January 2010.