Casey Anthony: Going Into Law?
07/16/2011 AT 03:00 PM EDT
"She's been exposed to the criminal justice system and I think that might be a pursuit of hers," attorney Ann Finnell says in this week's PEOPLE. "Whether it's a paralegal or an advocate for social justice issues, I don't know."
For the past three years, Anthony, 25, has been behind bars while the case against her went to trial, and during that time, says Finnell, she was "in limbo." Anthony will leave jail Sunday.
"She couldn't plan on anything," says the Florida attorney, who was going to participate in the penalty phase of the trial had Anthony been convicted. "Now she can start directing her own course."
Another possible career for Anthony? Something involving photography.
"She has always had a passion for that and hopefully she'll continue with it, because she has an obvious knack for it," says Finnell. "Those two things – she's thinking about now but who knows what the future's going to bring."
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