There is no set period of time in which the prosecutor must actually take a case to trial in Texas. Generally speaking, most misdemeanors seem to take several months to a year or two to go to trial if they don't settle.
As far as scheduling a trial date, the trial court controls what goes to trial and when.
As far as dropping a case, even after a case has been officially filed int he trial court, a prosecutor can still move to dismiss it if the prosecutor chooses to do so.
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Yes it can still be dropped. If the case was just filed, the attorney will just now have the ability to start talking to a DA about the case. Your husband has the right to set the case for trial immediately, but this can often backfire so it is a decision that must be made carefully. He needs to discuss his options with his attorney.
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Your husband has the right to a speedy trial but it will need to be based on a motion by your attorney.
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