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.
Felony charges in Arizona have a 7 year statute of limitations with some exceptions. You need to discuss this matter with an experienced criminal defense attorney as your boyfriend could be facing very serious charges with severe consequences based on the information that you've provided.
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...