Tampa Bay Business Journal regarding Eckard’s statement:
“Eckard’s statement is somewhat unusual, because many defense attorneys decline to comment until a case is resolved.”
Robert Eckard issued a PRESS RELEASE
Florida Bar RULE 4-3.6 TRIAL PUBLICITY
(a) Prejudicial Extrajudicial Statements Prohibited. A lawyer shall not make an extrajudicial statement that a reasonable person would expect to be disseminated by means of public communication if the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that it will have a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing an adjudicative proceeding due to its creation of an imminent and substantial detrimental effect on that proceeding.