(CNN) -- A Florida judge said Friday that he will not make an immediate decision on whether Casey Anthony will have to return to Orlando to begin serving probation for a check-fraud conviction.
Anthony was not at the emergency hearing on the issue in Orlando and her whereabouts were unknown Friday.
Judge Belvin Perry Jr. may make a decision on the issue after Tuesday next week, court officials said.
Anthony was cleared earlier this year of murder charges related to the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
But she was convicted in January 2010 of felony check fraud charges, after she admitted she stole a checkbook from her friend Amy Huizenga and wrote five checks totaling $644.25.
Anthony's defense attorney, Lisabeth Fryer, argued that Anthony completed the probation while she was serving time in jail waiting for her trial on the murder charge.
Perry said during the hearing Friday that he was having difficulty making a decision.
"I admit that this is not a clear-cut case," he said.