This is now March and the prosecuting attorney has not yet filed "plea paper(?). Doesn't he have a certain amount of time be fore he has to have this done? If he doesn't can my case be dismissed?
If you have been charged with a felony, you have an attorney and you should check with him. Cases can drag on for a long time, especially if no one is pushing for a speedy trial. In many instances, delay helps the defendant, so your attorney may have decided that if your case got lost between the cracks, he is not going to help find it. I doubt the case can be dismissed, but this is an issue of Iowa law which you should discuss with your attorney.
Since the question apparently relates to an Iowa case, it would be best addressed to an Iowa criminal lawyer. By "plea paper" do you mean "proposed plea agreement?" Consult with your lawyer about what is going on. If you don't have a lawyer representing you yet, get one in Iowa - either private or public defender.
I agree with my colleagues. I will add that you should check the court calendar to make sure you have not missed a court appearance. You certainly do not a warrant issued for your arrest. If you have an attorney in IA, certainly contact that person.
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