You have an absolute right to an attorney on any criminal case. If you earn too much money to qualify for a public defender you will still have every right to your own attorney of your own choosing.
Right to be PROVEN guilty!
You do NOT HAVE TO plead guilty to any charge and have every right to hold out and have the State prove their case against you, while this may not be the most adviseable thing in all cases... and sometimes accepting a plea is more an issue of weighing possible harms.
Your attorney is on your side!
While sometimes people take issue with their attorneys or their attorneys advice, your attorney should be your strongest proponent at all times, and should always have your best interest at heart!