My former friend is a glassblower. He was on LSD and extremely drunk on NYE 2020. We were at a party at his glass studio. I made a joke about stealing a pipe when he turned out the light for us to leave. Out of nowhere he hit me in the temple with a bottle in the dark. The police were called. The perpetrator went to jail. I was taken to the emergency room. Can I influence the charge in any way? I read he could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. I am badly injured, and feel I was the victim of a felony attack. I contacted the arresting officer, but haven't heard back. Do I need to sign something to press charges? And can I also sue in civil court for damages and suffering?
Also, the morning after the attack I sent a regrettable text message to the perpetrator (who was a friend until he hit me with a bottle for no reason). He is still in jail I assume. I did not threaten him. But did insult him in some regrettable terms. And invited him to "square off" if he has a problem with me. I will not contact him again, and blocked his number. Could my text influence how he is charged? Thank you.
I do not do this kind of work but now that I changed the type of case you have you will get a lot of attention. If the facts are as you say then your former bf is not only in trouble with the police but you can bring a personal injury action against him. This is an intentional "tort" and he well could end up paying your for your injury all the medical expenses and perhaps punitive damages as well. You need a personal injury lawyer in the Eugene area.
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