Legal Questions for our Verified Lawyers #4

Discussion in 'Caylee Anthony 2 years old' started by Kimster, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. TxLady2

    TxLady2 Well-Known Member

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    Why would he want to? It would make him look unprofessional, IMO.
    We don't know what he thinks... he could very well agree with the verdict, for all we know.

    AZ and all the other lawyers, I've learned so much from you all. Just wanted to thank you all for your patience.
    (And I agree with AZ that the ZG lawsuit has very little to no merit whatsoever. I think the woman just wanted her 15 minutes and possibly some money. And I think her lawyer is a crook. JMO.
     


  2. DevilsPlayThing

    DevilsPlayThing New Member

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    Some Of The Jurors Have Now Made Various Statements.

    So What Was The Minimal Charge They Could Have Found ICA Guilty Of.
    Involuntary Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Or Voluntary Manslaughter ?
    ~ If They Believe Accident ? Or Each Of These Must Be 'Of A Child' ?
    Or Was There No Option Of Finding ICA Guilty Of An Accidental Offense ?
    Could They Have Found Her Guilty Of A Crime Regarding The Death Of Her Daughter
    In Which ICA Potentially Could Have Been Sentenced To Very Little Time ? { Say 5 Years Or Less }

    Is There Any Way She Can Now Be Charged With Any Offenses That Were
    Not Listed In The Original Indictment ? But That The Jury Did Not Have The Opportunity
    To Find ICA Guilty On ?

    Was There Any Charge That They Could Deliberate On And Find Her Guilty Of If They Did Not Believe That She Alone Caused The Death Of Her Daughter ? I Am Thinking Of The Lesser Includeds Here ~ I Just Dont Know What They Are. Did They Really Have A Full Range Of Options Available To Them ~ It Seems They Really Felt This Was Accidental. In The Indictment I Know The Child Abuse Charge Is Aggravated ~ No Chance For Accident With That One. ~ Hope This Makes Sense.
     
  3. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    Bumping this because all the TH's AND JA said the state was going after ICA for special investigative services. JB shot her in the foot when he claimed Caylee was NEVER missing. Also, LDB filed a motion today to do just that.
     
  4. AnnaMouse

    AnnaMouse Member

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    Is there some kind of charge that could have or should have been brought about disposing of a body? I really don't know the law about this but even if it were an accident (which I don't believe) is it even legal to dump a body?

    Suppose my husband were diagnosed with congestive heart failure and it was documented by his doctors, and he came home from the hospital and died in his sleep at home with me. If I decided to hide his body in the backyard and not report his death, wouldn't that be a crime even though I didn't cause the death?

    Wouldn't disposing of little Caylee's remains be a criminal act?
     
  5. BlOnDe_GuRrL

    BlOnDe_GuRrL New Member

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    I just want to thank AZLawyer for her dedication to WS and they Caylee Anthony forum.... and for helping us understand the legal system ♥
     
  6. DollyPardonMe

    DollyPardonMe Well-Known Member

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    Although this happened after the verdict was read and during the disgusting celebration of the Defense team..Can Cheney Mason get in trouble for giving the finger to the media??
     
  7. AZlawyer

    AZlawyer Verified Attorney

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    Yes, he could do that, and I think she will start her probation on the check charges when she's released anyway.

    No, a jury verdict of not guilty cannot be appealed or overturned. Also, there was nothing wrong with the jury instructions that I could see.

    There is zero evidence of jury tampering. None at all. Jury tampering by the defendant defense team might be grounds to declare the entire proceeding void. But that Will. Not. Happen.

    I see nothing wrong with talking about reasonable doubt in a closing statement. I think Mason's chart won the case for the DT.

    CA, GA, and SP can't make anyone charge her, because they are not prosecutors. The statutes of limitation for both criminal and civil actions have probably passed in any event. They can still make police reports if they want to, but if the deadlines have passed to prosecute there is not much point.

    I just don't think the State will be interested in investigating all the little things the A family might or might not have done at this point.

    I think those felonies would change the minimum but not the maximum.

    No, the SA motion is about the costs of investigating Casey's lies to LE. Frankly, I don't think the State spent that much money or time figuring out that Casey's story was a lie.

    Yes.

    Yes. But she had no obligation to do so.

    HHJP could do it either way.

    They are hers IMO. If she gave them any rights, I am sure she can get those rights back.

    The media can file a motion and I hope they do.

    He may be "legally allowed" to do so, but it would be unprofessional and would unnecessarily suggest bias regarding the sentencing for the lying to LE counts.

    She didn't get a trademark IMO. I haven't seen it anyway, and it would have been an error for anyone to grant a trademark to her. What I think she did was to use a Florida statute to threaten others (on Casey's behalf) to quit using Caylee's name for commercial (money-making) purposes.

    Whoever took the photos/videos owns them.

    They could have found her guilty of manslaughter, which would be consistent with an "accident" that was nevertheless Casey's fault. The process of calculating the minimum sentence in Florida is quite complicated and depends upon the specific characteristics of the crime and the defendant, but the minimum for manslaughter for Casey would probably be somewhere in the 5-7 year range.

    She cannot be charged with any new charges relating to Caylee's death.

    I haven't found any Florida statute on this yet.
     
  8. Nikki 01

    Nikki 01 New Member

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    Okay juror #2 has spoken up and says they were split 6-6 on the agg manslaughter count. He says those that were against it felt they couldn't prove who Caylee's caretaker was. Are they saying since Cindy and George provided everything since Casey was a freeloader that she wasn't responsible for anything? Does this sound as crazy to you as it does to me?

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/anthony-juror-evidence-wasnt-there/1179177
     
  9. AZlawyer

    AZlawyer Verified Attorney

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    Perhaps they thought she could have left Caylee in the care of CA and GA that day? Obviously if Casey was home and hadn't requested that someone else watch Caylee, though, it wouldn't make sense.
     
  10. Nikki 01

    Nikki 01 New Member

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    Hmm yeah maybe they were thinking along those lines since he said it doesn't matter what point she came home. Maybe they thought she went out and left her with her parents.
     
  11. DevilsPlayThing

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    Thank You So Much Az Lawyer. My Final Question. {s}
    Regarding The Privacy Agreement That Leonard Padilla & His Crew Signed Between ICA & THE FIRM http://www.wftv.com/pdf/20089919/detail.html
    Is It Binding ? If Not Then Why Were None Of Those Who Spent The 9 Days In The Home Called To Testify ? If It Is Binding Is Anyone Breaking The Privacy Agreement ?
     
  12. AZlawyer

    AZlawyer Verified Attorney

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    No it is not binding if anyone is called to testify under subpoena. Perhaps they were not called because they had little or nothing to say and Padilla, in particular, would be completely not credible as a witness.
     
  13. AZlawyer

    AZlawyer Verified Attorney

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    My personal fact-checker uklaw :) has pointed out that I discussed the Florida statute regarding improper disposal of a body for purposes of covering up an accident (to restate it in layperson's terms) within the last day or so. So apparently my brain was fried when I said I hadn't found a statute like that.

    It's just a misdemeanor, though, and IMO it is too late to charge Casey (or George) for it.
     
  14. BellaCouture

    BellaCouture Caylee Marie gone too soon RIP lil Caylee...

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    I don't know if this has been answered, but I saw it posted on FB. Can one of the jurors step up within 48 hours and say they felt pressured into their decision?

    I am thinking the answer is no, but thought I'd ask anyway. Someone mentioned within "48 hours" so I thought there was some truth to that.

    Thanks
     
  15. AZlawyer

    AZlawyer Verified Attorney

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    Nope. :)
     
  16. BellaCouture

    BellaCouture Caylee Marie gone too soon RIP lil Caylee...

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    Thank you! I guess we could only wish that were true :(
     
  17. DevilsPlayThing

    DevilsPlayThing New Member

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    I Just Wanted To Say Thank You.
    For Taking Your Time And Using Your Expertise To Answer Our { Sometimes }
    Redundant Questions. You Truly Understand That These Concerns
    Come Out Of Genuine Love And At This Point Disbelief At How This Has Seemed
    To Turn Out ~ Even Though Caylee's Life Is Over, There Is So Much More To Tell And Learn.
    Your Patience, Wisdom And Kindness Is Truly Appreciated.
    Sometimes Those Who Practice Law Get A Bad Wrap ~
    And You Know What ~ The Reason You Have Chosen Your Profession SHINES Through
    In This Thread. Justice, Families, Children, Everything Important To Everyone With A Heart, A Soul, Is What You Fight For Every Day. Thank You.
     
  18. MADJGNLAW

    MADJGNLAW Active Member

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    First I want to say :gthanks: :tyou:
    Thank you :gthanks: :tyou:
    Thank you :gthanks: :tyou:
    Thank you! :blowkiss:


    Here is my last attempt..what if someone would come forward and admit to the killing or accident of Caylee's murder, and Casey taking part..could the case be reopened then? Can the person who came forward be given immunity and could Casey be charged with accessory? The reason I ask is because it seems that this one alternate juror keeps saying that they didn't believe George...well maybe if George took the stand and said OK yeah there was a huge fight at the house and it was Cindy, Casey, and Lee. Cindy, Caylee, and Casey were in the pool having a huge fight, I walked in during all the screaming and we noticed Caylee was floating in the pool Lee and I disposed of the body?
    Could LE re-open the case then? Seems the jury would buy that instead of the real facts they were given that they didn't even bother to look at. IMO, they only listen to the defense. Sorry, still very raw over this verdict of not guilty.


    Oh, one more sorry. If the jury did not take the time out to go through all the evidence from both sides can that not be considered being predujiced? How can they come to verdict if they didn't take the time to go through the states evidence?
    There just has to be a way to re-open this case. What can the citizens of Florida do? They paid for Casey's defense and there was no justice here...

    OK, I am done...sorry...
    :help::
     
  19. karengo

    karengo New Member

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    I'm not sure if this has been asked but.

    Could there be any charges on a Federal level. For instance she used the routing number off her grandparents account to steal money from them.

    Thanks!
     
  20. Hot Dogs

    Hot Dogs New Member

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    OCSO did not search or examine the small body of water in the woods which was only 1125 feet away from the Anthony house. Caylee was right there. This seems to have been overlooked as a source of blame.

    There is no certainty that the item(s) that Kronk brought to Cain's attention actually was Caylee's remains. There is some possible evidence/argument that they were in the wrong place on August 13th (see Kronk Connection thread) when Cain blew Kronk off.

    Regardless, OCSO should have inspected that water and found Caylee. She was apparently just plopped there.

    Is this something like misconduct or error by the Sheriff's Department? There are possible lawsuits flying everywhere now. In your opinion, is there any basis, or purpose, for anyone to sue OCSO for not looking in that water?
     

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