In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Here is your "citation" - these rights are being violated. I am watching it! My fiance is being denied witness, and counsel for his defence. - he will be called to court unable to have witnesss present (this is how) They have not yet posted on the clerck of courts his court date. He will not be able to subpena witness to the fact that he is unable to pay his child support. ( to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor)
According to the Bill of Rights He can not afford a lawyer, therefore he should be appointed one. This is a civil suit, being treated as a criminal suit.
Call it what you want - criminals are locked up! Should we now start locking up people who owe credit card debt? That is civil!