JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With a team of supporters behind her, sources say Marissa Alexander spent her first day out of shackles re-acquainting herself with her family at home.
Alexander had been jailed for firing a gun in her home near her husband. She told the court he was abusive and the shot was just a warning.
"Her mother said to me she feels as if she's getting to know her children again, she hopes to reconnect to her baby daughter who is 3 years old," said 'Free Marissa Now' attorney, Kerry McLean.
At the same time her legal team is prepping for a new trial and another chance at freedom.
"We strongly feel that the charges against her should be dropped," said McLean.
Legal defense expert Randy Reep said the chances of that are pretty slim.
"Angela Corey has an amazing team of attorneys. This is now the second-most high profile case that they'll try. She's going to have the heavy hitters in there, and they are good attorneys," said Reep. "I think it's very likely that she gets convicted again because the arrows sort of point in that direction."
Reep said Alexander's best bet is to work out a plea deal with the state attorney's office.
"You start talking to somebody who's got two, two and a half years in and lets just say a four-year deal is there, you've already done the vast majority of the sentence and you can be home in two Christmases from now," he said.
But Alexander's supporters say the outcome of this trial will be much different.
"We think this is the right thing to do and we applaud it," said McLean.
Alexander's trial is tentatively set for the end of March.