ORLANDO, Fla. (WVLT) -- Casey Anthony learns her fate in court Thursday. She was cleared earlier this week in the death of her daughter Caylee but now she faces sentencing on four counts of lying to police.
She could walk away a free woman. Just two days after being acquitted in the murder of her daughter Caylee, the 25-year-old will be sentenced on four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators.
Each charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison. But since Anthony has already spent nearly three years behind bars, she could be released for time served.
Because of the high profile nature of the case, the court is expected to take extra precautions to keep Anthony safe upon her release.
Florida trial attorney Mark NeJane says, "Let's be honest, she's widely despised seemingly by most of America...if you read Twitter and Facebook and listen to commentary."
But Casey's future outside of jail is still unclear. She'll have to find a place to live and get a job. Some say an interview or book deal could fetch $500,000 or more. Florida Publicist Frank Torres say, "This story has demonstrated its ability to capture national attention and she has very real chance to bank roll herself for the rest of her life."
But whether that life will include Anthony's family remains to be seen. Her father, George, became the defense team's main target during the trial. And a lawyer for Anthony's parents say they haven't spoken to their daughter since 2008.
Mark Lippman, the Attorney for George and Cindy Anthony says, "At some point I imagine there will be some sort of family meeting."
But the family meeting will be missing Caylee Anthony.
Experts say there's still a chance Casey Anthony will have to serve a few more months in jail, or be released on probation.
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