What is Assault Causing Serious Injury in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, criminal prosecution?

Assault causing serious injury in Iowa is any assault which also causes a serious injury. A serious injury is an injury that results in a disabling mental illness, create a substantial risk of death, causes protracted loss of impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ, or causes a permanent disfigurement. In short, a serious injury is typically an injury that cannot heal or causes a risk of death. 


An non-domestic assault causing serious injury is felony punishable by fines ranging from $750 to $7500 and an indeterminate prison sentence of five years. Felonious assault is a forcible felony that requires prison, though there is no mandatory minimum. 

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