§ 704.1 Reasonable force
§ 704.2 Deadly force
§ 704.2A Justifiable use of deadly force
§ 704.2B Use of deadly force — duties — evidence.
§ 704.3 Defense of self or another
§ 704.4 Defense of property
§ 704.5 Aiding another in the defense of property
§ 704.6 When defense not available
§ 704.7 Resisting forcible felony
§ 704.8 Escape from place of confinement
§ 704.9 Death
§ 704.10 Compulsion
§ 704.11 Police activity
§ 704.12 Use of force in making an arrest
§ 704.13 Immunity

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 704 - Force — Reasonable or Deadly — Defenses

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.