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Casey Anthony all over emotional map: lawyer

Casey Anthony hasn't been spotted since her release from jail early Sunday but her civil attorney Charles Greene says she is an emotional mess following her acquittal in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, CBS News Correspondent Karen Brown reported.

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"Ms. Anthony right now is happy. She's sad. She's anxious. She's optimistic. She's worried. She's scared. She's uncertain. She's hopeful," Greene said.

Greene met with Anthony several times leading up to her release.

"We probably both like each other and I found her, as other people have commented, very easy to deal with. Very smart. Always professional," he said.

Greene will represent Anthony in three pending civil cases, including a defamation charge brought by Zenaida Gonzales. Casey falsely claimed a woman of that name kidnapped Caylee.

"The civil proceedings all involve discreet, narrow issues," Green explained. "The issue in this lawsuit is not what happened to Caylee."

Though it's a question much of the public wants answered, for Greene, it's about defending her in these civil cases and helping Anthony reintegrate into society after more than 1,000 days in jail.

Greene said, "She is a virtual Hester Prynne of our society with a scarlet letter, a well-known face. So she is still in many ways confined."

And the scene of Anthony's release, as described by former prosecutor Beth Karas, a correspondent for CNN's "In Session," seems to show how confined Anthony really continues to be -- even as she tastes freedom for the first time.

Karas said the situation was "surreal" outside the Orange County Jail.

"There was a crowd of several hundred people," she recalled. "We were facing the front of the jail. The booking and release center, which is where she ultimately came out of. And I had just averted my eyes from the door to sort of move along the crowd and watch when she came out and jumped in a car. And I saw the caravan passing and I just stood back as I watched the crowd surge toward the caravan of cars. They were barricaded by a fence; they couldn't actually get to the car. But people went out into the street and there were mounted police officers keeping the crowd back. And some people in the crowd were yelling 'killer, killer.' People had signs. And it was just surreal as I saw this reaction to this woman who, you know, is trying to get her life back. It was strange."

Karas said she doesn't have an idea of where Casey Anthony might be, but shared speculation that she may have left on a private plane, according to reports.

"There were reports about two planes taking off from the Executive Orlando Airport, which is where private planes will take off from. The car she was in was reportedly seen going to the downtown office of her attorney Cheney Mason. But then people lost sight of it. Did she leave on an airplane? No one knows. There was one at 1:00 in the morning and one at 3:00. The 3:00 a.m. flight had no flight plan and a woman was seen running to the plane, but no one knows for sure."

But Anthony's legal troubles aren't over just yet.

"She won't be locked up anymore for anything related to the disappearance and death of her daughter," Karas said. "But she does have fines to pay and on August 25th, there will be a hearing before Judge (Belvin) Perry, the trial judge, Casey doesn't have to be there, where the judge will determine if she should pay for any of the investigative costs of this case -- this month-long investigation, three-year case that culminated in the acquittal except for misdemeanor convictions -- and under Florida law, she could be charged some of the costs of that investigation or all. And that could be hundreds of thousands of dollars. So she has that, she has the fines related to her criminal convictions, and then the civil cases ... primarily the Zenaida Gonzales case where the woman says she took her name and defamed her."

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