In this online video, San Diego criminal defense lawyer Ryan Tegnelia discusses assault charges resulting from a bar fight downtown. In cases of mutual combat, California typically lists the party with the most injuries as the victim – even if you know they started the fight. Criminal charges can quickly stack up. If the scene was chaotic and it’s not obvious to the courts the other person started the fight, getting to the bottom of things takes work. Mr. Tegnelia lists several simple ways you can be proactive in preparing your defense to help clear your name and avoid serious criminal charges.