IL defense lawyerTwo adults in Illinois can willingly decide to fight. This is in fact, fairly common. In some cases, adults decide to fight for recreational purposes, and it is quite clear that both parties consented to the combat. For example, if you participate in an organized wrestling or martial arts competition, you probably have to sign a document agreeing to experience physical contact that would otherwise be considered criminal assault. In other cases, it is less clear whether both adults implicitly agreed to fight each other. Bar fights are a fairly common example of a physical struggle that may or may not have been consensual for all involved. Witness testimony or video footage might be required to support this affirmative defense. If you have been charged with assault or another violent crime, it is important to reach out to an experienced Rolling Meadows, IL, criminal defense attorney.