1. Perhaps. It's up to the judge how many times a case is scheduled. Usually it's 1 or 2 continuances.
2. See above.
3. You have to have a preliminary hearing; the DA would be more than happy to proceed to trial without a prelim.
But you should really speak to your attorney about your concerns.
Michelle A. Fioravanti, Esq.
Like me on Facebook: Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti, P.C.