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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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