If you do not have any misdemeanor or felony convictions, you may be eligible for a first time offenders program known as ARD. If you are not eligible, you are possibly looking at 3 days in jail. There are also other mandated obligations that will have to comply with. Your PD will be able to advise you of all the implications of a conviction including a license suspension. Good luck.
If you are in fact charged with a DUI, it is important for you to retain a criminal defense attorney who has expertise with DUI cases. If you submitted to a blood test, the test results will be the determining factor. As to bringing a civil claim against the police department, they most likely are shielded by immunity. Good luck.
He needs to have an experienced criminal defense represent him on all the cases. If he cannot afford a private attorney he should apply for a public defender. There is much strategy involved here so the soon he has representation the better.
A person can be charged with murder and robbery. As to the rest of your question, your nephew needs the best criminal defense attorney the family can afford. Everyone needs to pull their funds to help him and its best not to post anything else on a public site. Good Luck.
I'm inferring from your question that you have been charged as a conspirator. You must retain an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. He or she will be your advocate and attempt to have the charges dismissed at the preliminary hearing . Hopefully, your coworker will come forward and will take responsibility.
It sounds from your question that you claim never to have been served and that you never made a court appearance nor paid a fine. If this is the facts, it is possible that there is an active open case against you. There could even be a warrant. You need to immediately retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who will be able to very quickly determine the status of the case. There is much that can be done to avoid a conviction so move on this now.