I am sorry to hear about that. First photograph your nose and any other injuries. I would recommend hiring a good criminal defense attorney in your area. You might also consider seeing if your local womens shelter offers counseling. I know in Columbia that having sister care on your side makes a big difference with the prosecutor.
First of all never talk to law enforcement without an attorney. Doing appeals I represent quite a few people who where accused and convicted of murder. I believe that about 1/4 of my murder clients never would have been convicted if either them or their codefendants would have exercised their right to remain silent. Everyone thinks they are smarter than the police; most are wrong (even a few people I think are innocent)
You can likely get an Attorney to represent you for the limited purposes...
The crack charge would not have been remanded to magistrate court, at least not as a crack charge. Magistrate courts have no jurisdiction to hear a possession of crack.
I were you represented by the public defenders office if so I would contact them. If not your best chance is retaining a lawyer to look into it.
Many times time can be your friend. There is a chance that the solicitors office lost track of the charge. If it is the Richland county solicitors office they are going through...
Well regarding county officers use of marijuana it probably will not help you.
But you can ask for the charges to be dismissed for lack of prosecution but many times judges will freely grant the first few continuance motions made by the state. I think your best option is hiring an attorney or requesting a public defender. You might want to call Henry Anderson in Florence or Dan Blake in bennettsville both are great attorneys.
No the date being wrong will not warrant dismissal. I would bring it to the court's attention. Also, if you are worried about keeping your record clean I would suggest hiring a lawyer or requesting a public defender. If it is a city of Columbia ticket they can generally get pretty good results.
Generally there is no benefit to pleading no contest. It is treated the same as a guilty plea. Even though these are relatively minor offenses it might be worth hiring an attorney or applying for a public defender.
You really need to consult with a lawyer on this. If you settle with the third parties insurance before the Comp claim is done. Your might owe your company's worker's compensation some or all of the money you recieved from the third party. If you have serious injuries and the car that hit you has minumum coverage 25,000/50,000, you can easily eat up your entire third party settlement. However, there might be UIM or ways to negotiate the comp lien down. I always advise clients to settle Workers...