The trial is the part of the process you are likely the most familiar with. At the trial the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime(s) charged. You are not required to prove your innocence or even to present any evidence. After a trial by a jury or a bench trial (a trial where the judge acts the jury) a verdict is reached. In Michigan, a jury must be unanimous in order to find the accused guilty. A knowledgeable Michigan criminal defense attorney will be about to make the right tactical moves, and more importantly, understand how to present your case and persuade a jury.