Defense Lawyer David Seltzer Discusses Casey Anthony Lawsuits on Geraldo

July 19, 2011 by David S. Seltzer

The fallout from the Casey Anthony case continues, and I was asked once again to appear on Geraldo Rivera's Fox News show to discuss it from my perspective as a Miami criminal defense attorney. Among the legal issues we discussed are the lawsuit against Anthony by Zenaida Gonzalez, an Orlando woman who claims she was fired and harassed after Anthony told police that a nanny with the same name had abducted her daughter. We later discovered that this statement was fiction. I told Geraldo and his audience that I don't believe Gonzalez has a defamation case against Anthony, since Anthony never intended to name a specific person.

We also discussed the possibility of penalties against Anthony's Florida criminal defense lawyer, Jose Baez, for withholding information. If Baez did have any information not known to investigators, criminal charges or professional discipline would still not be inevitable, because communications between attorneys and clients are privileged under the law. That means anything said to me in my capacity as a cyber crime criminal defense lawyer would enjoy more protections than a communication between friends -- so that I can do my job effectively.

If you're facing criminal charges in Florida, even if they're not high-profile, you can still face jail or prison, steep fines and other life-altering penalties. To build a strong defense, call Seltzer Law, P.A. for help. You can send us an email or call 1-888-THE-DEFENSE (1-888-843-3333).