Somewhat. Yes to field sobriety testing. If the SFST are not done in substantial compliance with the manual requirements then the tests could be tossed out at a motion hearing. This could cause the whole case to be suppressed depending on the facts of the case. The officer is not required to follow the manual as it relates to pre and post field testing.
First of all, the police and Court can not tell you what to do. Now, any contact you have with your Husband may cause him to be in violation of his bond conditions which may lead to a higher bond being set. You can petition the court to have contact with him though. You can bail him out but again any contact you have with him may cause him problems. Go view the hearing and have your say to the Court on the issue of bond. In Ohio the Court has to hear your concerns but it does not have to...
there are two issues. one being speedy trial if the case was already pending more than 270 days and the second issue is the statute of limitations. As for the statute of limitations, its 6 years for a felony drug case. If the case was pending from 2010 to 2012, they are out of time under the speedy trial laws, if not, they can re-file since its less than 6 years since the offense.
Obviously you have to start by obtaining an attorney. Being a misdemeanor there might be a diversion program you can apply for if you believe that is the best option after all the facts are reviewed by counsel.
In ohio, once you have an OVI conviction you are precluded from have a record sealed. If you get a reduced charge, and all charges come out of the same incident, you MAY be able to get the record sealed.
The court can impose part or all of your sentence if there was a violation of probation. Now, that being said, you left out a lot of information such as, were you drinking and did you submit the breath sample or was this a buddy messing around or a false positive test? Can the state prove the violation? These are issues that you need to over with your attorney. Do not go to court without one. I believe Terry Rudes or Mark Gardner would be able to assist you.