I agree with Mr. Zucker. It may be premature to petition the court but make your concerns known to your PO. Go back to your original attorney, if possible, and ask that they help you petition the court for a waiver or reduction. He/she will also have to contact your PO and see if they agree with what you are trying to do. Good luck.
Under the facts stated, the officer had a valid reason to pull you over. I am assuming that he/she detected an "odor of alcohol" which was the reason for the PBT ("breathalyzer) and from what you say, showed a reading of .08 or above.
Typically, you cannot get the lab report prior to your hearing. If your blood alcohol level was under a .08 and there was no illegal substance in your system, the charges may be withdrawn.
In any event, you should retain a criminal defense attorney in...
Typically, there are conditions of parole/probation which may include no contact/association with a known convicted felon or criminal. Your situation would be somewhat different since you are married and not just cohabitating. I suggest that you follow the sound advice of my colleagues.
Mr. Keller is spot on. You must contact an attorney who is experienced in both criminal defense as well as insurance law. Also, make sure that you have your policy ready for the attorney to review. Your policy may very well, dictate what reimbursement, if any, may be due.
First, no more posts. Go out and get an experienced attorney and Mr. Cooper is correct, using the public defender is fine, if you qualify. Contrary to some opinion on the street, Public Defenders are real lawyers and criminal defense is what they do all day, every day. Just like private attorneys, some are better than others. Good luck.