i hear clients come in talking like you and after i advise them they change their tune. usually.
some don't and we go to trial where it's against my advice.
i told a woman to accept the state's reduced charge b/c the evidence against her was compelling and i didn't have a great defense. she insisted. we lost. she was convicted and sentenced to months of jail and 2 yrs probation. if she'd accepted the deal i'd worked out for her she could've walked away w/o a conviction and no probation or jail.
but she didn't wanna admit to a crime she felt she didn't commit.