If your husband was charged with FTA it means that he was either given a summons (ticket) or he was arrested. No court date gets set until the defendant is served or arrested. In fact, if the case was continued by the parties it means that your husband appeared in court at least once on this case in the past. There may be something that your husband isn't telling you - or doesn't remember.
The charges will not be dropped based on the passage of time. Your husband needs an attorney to review the case file and determine what evidence there is to support the charge. He has been charged with a felony and needs a defense.
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He needs to hire a criminal defense attorney. An attorney will get him a bond/released (if he's not already out) and will enter a not guilty plea. The attorney will then see what evidence exists and develop defenses that may lead to getting the case "dropped".
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Unlikely. You need to hire a local defense attorney as soon as possible. Shop around and find out the attorney who is a good fit as well as experienced. I felony assault charge in Colorado is a class 4 felony and carries 2 to 8 years of prison and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000. It is also a crime that carries mandatory prison if he is convicted. As such, do not expect it to be dropped. Additionally, the judge and the DA will likely be upset because they believe that he has not taken accountability and responsibility for the past 4 years. I am not sure what happened initially. However, that is not the primary issue. The primary issue is getting great legal representation now. I am not sure if this is an Arapahoe County case (you are in Littleton) or another jurisdiction. However, many of us on Avvo are very skilled defense attorneys with prior histories as judges, prosecutors, public defenders, etc. with a strong commitment to our clients and a lot of skill in handling criminal defense cases. So, I would start your search hear on Avvo. Good luck.