This is my opinion of what the statutes mean. Through trial and error I think I figured out the statutes of the TBD process. It will help you if you file a TBD with metro courthouse, which must be the worst courthouse in all of America. I went, saw employees eating cake, while there was throngs of people. (I take no responsibility too if my interpretation is wrong. Use at your own risk.)
1. When you apply for a TBD, your status starts in TBD.
2. When they review your TBD, it will say
Last Action: Court trial
YOu also have a new appearance date.
3. Here's what I didn't know: The TBD decision may go past "YOUR NEW APPEARANCE DATE". It's ok don't freak out, like I did.
(Side note: I freaked out, and said if I didn't have my ticket dismissed, please give me a trial de novo. The clerk must have been so stupid because I had a condition: "If I didn't have my ticket dismissed, . . ." However, I still got a trial de novo date. So don't do this.)
At the end of the day, I did get my TBD dismissed!