My question involves criminal law for the state of: North Carolina
My question is Can a male be legally charged for an assault or any other related crime or misdemeanor for assaulting someone who has laid their hands on his gf/fiance? One night I saw a guy grab another guys girlfriends buttocks in a bar. The girlfriend was startled and immediately her boyfriend stepped up to defend her against this other guy. Long story short, the boyfriend hit the other guy for it. I never found out what, if anything, happened to the boyfriend, but I am wondering if you can be charged with assault in any degree or a misdemeanor of any for defending a female in that context.