My question involves criminal law for the state of: CA
I was recently involved in a bar altercation with another guy there. To give you the background on this my girl friend and I were in a bar drinking with friends and having a good time. The place where we were standing was near steps to go down to a lower area of the bar, the other 2 guys were standing on the steps. The guy made a comment to my girlfriend saying that her fat a** kept bumping into him. We ignored it the 1st time then he said it again and I told him to F off. He started up the steps in an aggressive manor to with his fist clenched. I ended up swinging at him in self defense and punched him in the mouth. We went at it for a couple blows and then the bartender came up and escorted me out the side door. I didn't want any problems so I left and apologized to him. I found out from a friend the next day that the guy lost 2 teeth and was going to press charges. I called the police dept so if there was an outstanding warrant, they looked up my info and said no. I am wondering if they didn't have my information at the time. I am going to call later this week and see if there is anything outstanding warrant wise. There is video of the whole scenario and the police made a report. I spoke with a cop friend of a friend that said to just wait it out until you hear something. They said that the video would show that this guy was coming at me aggressively. This could wreck my whole life, I am not sure what to do at this point. I have never been in trouble and I am in my late 30's professional. any advice?