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Simple assault in Iowa is a statutory criminal violation punishable by fines ranging from $65 to $650 and jail up to 30 days.
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.
Assault Causing Serious Injury
Typically, a person commits harassment when he or she "communicates with another by telephone, telegraph, writing, or via electronic communication without legitimate purpose and in a manner likely to cause the other person annoyance or harm."
Assault causing bodily injury in Iowa is any assault which also causes a bodily injury or mental illness.
Assault Causing Bodily Injury
Any person who commits an assault, defined here, while participating in a felony other than a sexual abuse is guilty of a class “C” felony if the person thereby causes serious injury to any person; if no serious injury results, the person is guilty of a class “D” felony.