What is Assault Causing BodilyInjury in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, criminal prosecution?
Assault causing bodily injury in Iowa is any assault which also causes a bodily injury or mental illness. A bodily injury is typically any injury that is not a serious injury. In other words, a bodily injury is not an injury that does not cause a disabling mental illness, create a substantial risk of death, does not cause protracted loss of impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ, nor cause a permanent disfigurement. In short, a bodily injury is typically an injury that can heal like a split lip, bloody nose, redness, or bruise. It is typically visible and law enforcement officers look or such visible signs in any assault case.
An non-domestic assault causing bodily injury is a serious misdemeanor punishable by fines ranging from $315 to $1875 and jail up to one year, though there is no mandatory minimum jail sentence in such a non-domestic assault.
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