There are many factors that can go into setting up a trial date including the judge's calendar, the jury pool availability and whether either side has had good reason for a postponement. You should discuss this with your attorney and question them as to whether the right to a speedy trial has been violated. Also, what they think the delay is about.
You should definitely pick up the misdemeanor warrant, but prior to that you should obtain an attorney familiar with DWI cases. Do not make any statements to the police about the accident or anything without your attorney present.
If there was no police involvement and you did not have a charge of shoplifting, this is not a fine. This is the company trying to ask for money and the advice most often given by us here on AVVO is to ignore the claim. They will not pursue it.
Your friend should consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible . Then he should deal with the warrant because as stated it will not go away and the court will be more favorable if he deals with it rather than being arrested.
You need to hire an attorney to defend you on the domestic abuse charge, if you were arrested and charged with that. You should also talk to perhaps a civil attorney with relation to the automobile and whose name is on the title to the car with intention of getting it back.