My husband was arrested last night for Battery and Cruelty to children. These charges are misdemeanors in the state of Georgia. He has a bond set at at $2500 for Battery and $1000 for Cruelty to children. How long will he be in jail if he can not post bond? Also, if I have a protective order will I be notified if he is released. Will he automatically get jail time for the charges or can he get off with a slap on the wrist?