Section 271. Physical assault

A penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year shall be applied to any person who commits an act of violence against another person or otherwise physically assaults him/her.
A physical assault may be exempted from punishment if
  1. a.
    it has been met with retaliation in the form of a physical assault or bodily harm, or
  2. b.
    it is committed in retaliation for a preceding physical assault, bodily harm or especially provocative statement.