Sabres forward Evander Kane is set to have his harassment and trespassing case adjourned – and eventually dismissed.
Sources tell 7 Eyewitness News an “Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal” is being entered, which would ultimately mean Kane’s case would be tossed.
Kane was charged with four counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, connected to events that took place on June 24th at Bottoms Up, a nightclub on Chippewa Street in downtown Buffalo.
In sworn statements, female accusers told police Kane grabbed them by the throat and hair at the bar. The documents also included a statement from a bouncer working the bar that night, which said Kane pushed him against a register, grabbed him and another security officer, and threatened to kill him.
Paul Cambria, the attorney representing Kane, would not confirm the upcoming Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, or ACD.
“I can guarantee Evander is not pleading guilty,” Cambria told 7 Eyewitness News.
Sources say the ACD could be filed as early as Monday. Typically, the case gets adjourned for a period of six months to one year, and then ultimately dismissed upon the defendant's display of good behavior. 7 Eyewitness News legal analyst Florina Altshiler described an ACD as the following:
"An ACD is an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. The defendant needs to meet the terms of the ACD and, at the end of the agreed upon period, if the terms are met, the case gets dismissed. If the terms are violated, the ACD is revoked."
A motions hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.
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