If your attorney "dropped" you demand a release letter so that the next attorney will not have to pay for the prior attorney's time, otherwise, it will be difficult to find another attorney willing to take on such an iffy case as this
The visa numbers for category F2A is current as of June 2011. Look at the priority date on your approval letter and the difference between that date and June 2011 will roughly be the wait time. Here is the link to check. http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5953.html
What is wrong is that you did not hire professional help and decided to interpret laws that even some attorneys cannot interpret themselves. Not sure where you got the idea that the fee for the I-130 is waived when submitted with the 1-485, but I assure you it's wrong. Some people decide that the answer to the question "have you ever been arrested" is "no" if the case was later dismissed. Hopefully, the consequences to you are merely inconvenience, but please, hire an attorney.
Work release is administered by the Department of Corrections and not part of the plea deal, however, the judge can recommend it to corrections. The problem is that eligibility for work release depends on your custody level, and armed robbery is a violent crime. Talk to your jail counselor.
I sympathize with you, however, unfortunately the medical malpractice laws do not encompass what you described. The medical lobby for years has been painting attorneys as these money grabbers that only care about how much money they can make, when in reality it is the low performance of medical professionals that opens the door to so many lawsuits. In your case, for example, it will be almost impossible to find a medical professional that would certify that the treatment you received was...