Casey Anthony’s lawyers appeal judge’s decision on her return to Florida

Last week, Judge Belvin Perry ruled that Anthony has to return by August 26 to begin one year of probation for her 2010 check fraud conviction.

Anthony admitted to having illegally used other people’s checks to buy food and clothing in the month following Caylee’s disappearance.

The judge said in court that the time Casey spent in jail facing murder charges would not count toward completing probation.

However, the order the judge signed mistakenly allowed Casey’s probation to run concurrently with her time in prison.

Anthony’s lawyers appealed the judge’s decision as they argue that she served it while being jailed during her murder trial.

In case they lose the appeal, Anthony will have to return to Florida in 11 days.

On Friday a judge ruled that that the judge who sentenced Casey made a mistake as probation is meant to test a person’s behavior while being free.

Judge Perry ruled that Anthony’s address be kept confidential for her well-being.

Casey’s attorneys also say that if they lose the appeal, they want her to serve her probation in a state other than Florida.