First of all, I'd just like to wish everyone who sees this Merry Christmas. Even though I myself am having a horrible time currently (reasons explained below), I do wish the rest of you sherdoggers enjoy the day with your special ones. Anyways this is what happened. I live in NSW, Australia if thats any help. Tonight, my older brother (20) and I (18) went out to dinner together to celebrate. We don't get on well with the rest of the family so it was just us. Before tonight, neither of us have been in a single street (or even a high school) fight although we are both amateur boxers in the novice ( under 10 bout ) category. We don't do drugs or anything so the fact that I have just been back from the police station still spooks me a little. In fact, it still feels a little wierd typing this out since we were still chatting and enjoying our steak and chips a little more than five hours ago. When my brother excused himself to go to the bathroom, the last thing I thought of was that he would get into an argument in there. But he did. Apparantly, he bumped into a young couple in the bathroom going at it near the sink (well the girl was sitting on the sink). The guy asked my brother what he was "staring" at when my brother came in. My brother decided to ignore him and headed for the urinals. The guy pulled out and followed. When he finally caught up with my brother, he (the guy was more than half-drunk) decided to insult my brother's "size". My brother, probably annoyed and maybe a little embarassed, told the man to "fuck off". The guy kept getting into my brother's face so my brother gave him a good push and flipped him the finger before going out of the bathroom. When he came back to our table, my brother told me that we should leave since there was a crazy nearby. And so we did. We were heading back to our car when we noticed the guy was still following us alongside another couple which must have been their friends. As I was reaching for my keys that group, who had been screaming insults all the while they were trying to walk us down, said something they shouldn't- a remark which hurted my brother since he had just broken up with his high school girlfriend two days ago. Before I could turn and stop him, he ran and hit the girl who offended him with a cross. As if it wasn't enough, he chained it up with a left hook for good measure. Time seemed to stop as the girl fell and held her jaw in shock. She tried opening her mouth (probably to insult him further) but couldn't- instead blood started flowing from her lips. The men (both of the males in the two couples) then started physically attacking my brother. I tried my best to seperate both sides from fighting (and got hit in the process) but not before my brother managed to land more shots to the initial guy's body. At that point, we saw the police running in. Just like a movie, we were told to put our hands on our heads and we were all handcuffed and taken to the station. I wasn't allowed to talk to my brother while we were there and we were asked questions seperately. After an hour or two, they said that the witnesses confirmed I wasn't directly involved so I was free to go home. Obviously, I was not charged. However, when I asked about my brother they told me that he was likely to be charged but they don't know for sure yet. I am very worried. What is the best/worst case scenario for him? The police told me that the girl's jaw was broken and the guy he hit had very visible bruises. The guy in question is also getting a scan down at the hospital now for any broken ribs/bones.