They have six months from the time you enter a plea of not guilty. Filing motions, etc., can extend the period.
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180 days from the date of the filing of the Information in felony cases. If you have been charged with a felony, that clock does not even start until you are bound over to District Court. As said earlier, different events stop that clock such as the filing of Motions etc.