What does non trial setting mean in this case?
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You've probably learned by now that only the prosecutor can dismiss the case. The prosecutor is required to "consider" your opinion but understand that they get to make the ultimate decision about whether or not to seek a conviction.
Trials are just one of many types of court settings. A "conference" is perhaps the most likely in a case that is a few months old but it could also be a hearing, a plea, sentencing, or really a bunch of things. You can ask your boyfriend's defense attorney or the prosecutor's office for specifics.
If you don't mind talking to the prosecutor's office, they actually have a legal DUTY to explain the setting if you ask. See Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 56.02(a)(3)(A) which states that you have:
"[T]he right, if requested, to be informed by the attorney representing the state of relevant court proceedings, including appellate proceedings, and to be informed if those proceedings have been canceled or rescheduled prior to the event;"
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