Thanks for the prompt reply.
The one thing you can do for your boyfriend is to make sure he's got a lawyer on this case. You don't need to contact your boyfriend in order to see to that. He's going to need one.
Although this is a first arrest, the charges are very, very serious. Malicious wounding in your state is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The reason there's no bail set on him yet is the very serious and violent
nature of the charge. That is, the state is saying that your boyfriend deliberately intended to seriously injure you, and it's that intent, along with the injury that is holding him in jail right now.
These kinds of cases are frequently reduced by the prosecutor's office, depending upon what the medical reports and any other evidence shows. If, for example, there is no intent to seriously injure you, because your boyfriend was too drunk to form that intent, then the injuries were just unlawful rather than intentional, and that's the difference between a class 3 felony in your state and a class 6 felony. That's also the difference between a maximum possible penalty of 20 years and a maximum of 5 years with the possiblity of his only facing a misdemeanor sentence
I am not a doctor nor have I heard any evidence from experts as to what precisely may have caused the injuries, but if you sustained fractures to your face and your skull, the charge is not out of line. That doesn't mean the prosecutor won't consider reducing it, particularly if your boyfriend and you were both drunk.
Yes, your statements at the time can all be used against your boyfriend, although if this case goes to trial
you would get the opportunity to say that you and he were very drunk and that you do not actually remember what happened or what you said to the police. If a jury believes that this is possible, your boyfriend could not get convicted of the crime.
The more serious the injuries, the less likely the prosecutor will be to drop these charges. But you do need to get the name of the prosecutor assigned to try to convict your boyfriend and talk to him or her. Let him or her know that you were both very drunk, that you don't remember what he did or what you said at the time of the incident, but that you wish him to drop all charges.
He will tell you that he can go forward with or without you on the basis of the medical records, and that's accurate. But the prosecutor needs you to make his case as strong as it can be, so he's not going to alienate you completely. If the prosecutor tells you that he won't drop the charges, you will need to talk to your boyfriend's lawyer so that he knows that you're not interested in prosecuting. Tell him you want help to get these charges dropped. Frequently when the complainant on a domestic violence
case (you) starts holing hands with the defense attorney, some kind of a favorable disposition can be worked out for the defendant.