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The number one thing to do is to not wait. Most likely this is a clerical error that can be easily fixed. I would call you public defender and ask him/her what is the most efficient way to get this problem solved.
You will typically be charged with the gross misdemeanor of Theft in the 3rd Degree. At your first court appearance, you will be asked whether you plead guilty of not guilty. Typically, you will want to plead not guilty to keep your trial rights in tact. Also, you will be given the option to screen for a court appointed attorney if you financially qualify and, if not, hire your own attorney.
Typically, a case is not dismissed at arraignment. However, for a person to be convicted of any crime, there must be some additional evidence of the crime other than your own admission. I believe an experienced attorney could at least be able to look into the legal issues that you might have.
It depends on whether the second DUI occurred within 7 years of your previous one and it also depends on whether your current DUI is a refusal and/or what your breath test level is.