Judge Belvin Perry ruled that Anthony has to return by August 26 to begin one year of probation. Her address may remain confidential.
Her attorneys previously argued that it is too dangerous for her to return to the area and that she had completed the probation while in jail.
“Any requirement that she return to Orange County [would] put her in great peril, as well as impose a significant cost to taxpayers in securing her safety,” her lawyer Cheney Mason said.
Anthony admitted to having illegally used other people’s checks to buy food and clothing in the month following Caylee’s disappearance.
However, People reports that she won’t be returning to her parents’ home.
“Casey Anthony will not be returning to her home,” her parents’ attorney, Mark Lippman, said in a statement to the magazine. “George and Cindy Anthony do not have any idea where Casey Anthony currently is or where she will be living while she is on probation.”
“They are really trying to move forward. They have been through a lot, and they’re figuring out their next step,” the statement continued.
Regarding whether George and Cindy Anthony would speak to Casey if they ever received a call from her, Lippman said: “That depends on a lot of things. I don’t think they’d know what they’d do until it happened. And their answers would probably be different. Cindy might, but George might not.”
On Wednesday a memorial was held in honor of what would have been Caylee’s sixth birthday.