This is typical of insurance companies. Status of the situation at the moment has an impact on what you can do. It seems that suit has not yet been filed. The authorization form sent you is a very broad one. You do not have to sign it. If the adjuster is not willing to make or accept reasonable limits, then refuse to sign. Hire counsel
Mere fact of water that you slipped and fell as a result of does not make store liable. Store needs to have had notice in some manner . You have an obligation to watch where you are going and avoid the hazard. Tou also need some damages which are not listed.
Failing to read you your Miranda rights only means that the DA cannot use your statement in his case in chief against you. It does not entitle you to a dismissal of any charges filed.
You should at least contact an attorney and consult about the charges.
I hate to break the news , but the BF's attorney has absolutely no obligation to speak to you at anytime unless s/he believes for some reason you may be helpful to your BF's case.
Your post contains no facts, only your belief re trial arguments, that the PD attorney 's performance was ineffective. There is a standard for determining that. You might want to look at (Strickland v. Washington (1984)466 U.S. 668.
Having practiced criminal law for more than a quarter century, I can tell you that...
Then you should discuss the advantages of going to trial with your attorney who has the reports and should know what the witnesses are going to say, what the likely result would be if you went to trial and lost.
As stated by myself and other responders, there is no such law. You must serve personally and or by publication. If you do not know what that is , you need to retain counsel.
File the case. You have 3 years to serve it.
It means that the charges in those two counts are gone. Whether or not the charges are gone forever depends on howhe was found guilty and why the other charges were stricken.
If he entered a plea based on negotiations, charges are gone.
I am not an immigration attorney. However, my understanding is that the DUI is a removeable offense. You will need to attack the conviction itself. For that you will probably need a nowledgeable defense attorney.