Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 22-18-1.4

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Person: any natural person, unborn child, association, limited liability company, corporation, firm, organization, partnership, or society. See South Dakota Codified Laws 22-1-2
  • Serious bodily injury: such injury as is grave and not trivial, and gives rise to apprehension of danger to life, health, or limb. See South Dakota Codified Laws 22-1-2
Any person who intentionally or recklessly causes serious bodily injury to an infant, less than three years old, by causing any intracranial or intraocular bleeding, or swelling of or damage to the brain, whether caused by blows, shaking, or causing the infant’s head to impact with an object or surface is guilty of aggravated battery of an infant. Aggravated battery of an infant is a Class 2 felony. A second or subsequent violation of this section is a Class 1 felony.