One of the misconceptions about criminal cases is that being read Miranda rights automatically will get your case dismissed. Miranda is only required if there is a custodial interrogation. Violataion of Miranda will result in any statements made being inadmissible. Sometimes that results in the entire case being dismissed, but it doesn't mean that it automatically will be dismissed.
It's hard to give you an assessment of fighting the case without sitting down and getting your full side of...
If you're charged in a city court or justice court, you cannot be charged with a felony for aggravated DUI. The court lacks the jurisdiction for felony matters. The only way you could be charged with an aggravated DUI is if the case is dismissed and refiled in superior court. Hopefully, for your sake, that doesn't happen.
If you have a valid prescription for the medications in your system, you have a defense to the Drug portion of the DUI. The State can still pursue charges against you under the "impaired to the slightest degree" charge. This charge is all about opinions - whether this drug impaired your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle or not. You have a solid defense to your case and it has very good jury appeal. You need to speak with an attorney soon to help with your case.
Employers are required to pay employees for completed work. If the amount that they owe you is less than $2500, you can report that to the labor board of the Industrial Commission and they can help you recover the money. If it's in excess of $2500, you can bring a lawsuit against the company for failure to pay wages. You could potentially recover trebel (three times) the amount of wages owed.
Having a case dismissed is not an easy process. However, you have a very defensible case, based on the information you provided. You should definitely look into hiring an attorney to help you fight the case. It will be in your best interest.
It really depends on the status of your case. If you're set for trial on Thursday, a continuance might be hard to get. If its just a pretrial conference, a continuance shouldn't be a problem. Some attorneys will accept payments for cases - my firm included. I would recommend contacting a lawyer to help see where you're at with your case.
Without seeing the letter, it's hard to give you a firm answer to your question. You likely are facing two different court cases here - one civil and one criminal. Arizona law permits a party to collect a fine of $250.00 plus the value of the items stolen against an individual who commits the shoplifting offense. This is a separate action from the charges of shoplifting. That seems to be where they are getting the figure of $260.10. Paying that amount will not absolve you of liability from...