The US Marshals house federal inmates in county jails pending sentencing. Whether your husband was sentenced for a federal or state crime, he will be transferred from county jail to prison to serve his sentence.
Based on the facts you gave, it sounds like you have a defensible case. I recommend you speak with some attorneys in your area as soon as possible. Once you retain an attorney, he or she can speak with the prosecutor assigned to your case and hopefully convince them to not go forward with a formal charge.
Best of luck!
I would either hire an attorney or, if you can't afford a private attorney, ask for the public defender to be appointed. Depending on the reason for your license suspension, you may be able to get it reinstated (was it suspended because you didn't pay a ticket?). At times, the State Attorney will agree to drop the case or amend it to a civil infraction if you get your license back. The last thing you need is a Driving While License Suspended or Revoked criminal charge on your record.
You should contact the Clerk of Court to see if you can possibly get a new court date. Chances are they will not reset it though and you will need to elect to take the school at this point to avoid points on your driving record. FYI, you would have better luck getting a new court date if you hired an attorney.
Below, is a link to the Clerk's Office. Good luck!
The maximum penalty you face is 60 days in county jail and a $500.00 fine. However, based on your lack of prior record, it is unlikely you would get sentenced to the maximum penalty. Assuming the State can prove the charge (can anyone place you behind the wheel???), your goal would be for the court to withhold adjudication of guilt, so you are not convicted of the charge and order you to pay a fine and or court costs.
Yes, you should hire an attorney who can file a Motion to Supress pursuant to Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.190(h) and (i). Basically, the attorney alleges that law enforcement violated a person's Fourth Amendment right against unlawful search and seizure and asks the court to suppress the evidence seized in the case (drugs and paraphernalia in this case).
Best of luck