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He broke into a store there were 3 boys involved. This has

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He broke into a store there were 3
boys involved. This has been drug out for 4 years, he had to come here from Ohio last year to hear it was postponed. He can't move on with this over his head. How long do you have to wait on a felony charge in Texas.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 3 years ago.
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Once he was charged with an offense, the Texas law requires that a defendant file a motion for a speedy trial to invoke their rights to force the DA to go to trial within 180 days. If not, then Texas has a 5 year statute of limitations for prosecution of cases and if the DA does not move on prosecution you could move for dismissal based on failure to prosecute within the 5 year statute of limitations. Thus, you can wait until the 5 years passes and file a motion to dismiss or you can get his attorney to file the motion now for a speedy trial and force the DA to go to trial or dismiss the charges within 180 days.



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