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...
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.
There may be many reasons why they expired and it may be that you actually need to reinstate or do some affirmative act before you can drive. What were you cited for? OVI DUS or failure to reinstate, there is a big difference in the two, one is jail and the other is not. So you do need to consult an attorney. Bring all your paperwork to that attorney when you go.