In any criminal prosecution, it is the State’s burden to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Invocation of one’s right to a trial is a constitutionally protected safeguard. It is the correct mechanism to employ when one is certain that the testimony of the witnesses will establish that the State cannot prove its theory of the case beyond a reasonable doubt. In the event that the facts adduced would not persuade the court that you are completely innocent of the charges it is usually appropriate to limit exposure by entering into a plea bargain.