In California all traffic infractions are considered "criminal" in nature. The Simpson court concluded that:
Quoting Taxing Matters
"An infraction is a criminal matter subject generally to the provisions applicable to misdemeanors, except for the right to a jury trial, the possibility of confinement as a punishment, and the right to court appointed counsel if indigent." (See People v. Simpson, (2014) 223 Cal.App.4th Supp. 6, 167 Cal.Rptr.3d 396)
Do you think that free internet access should be a right also simply because it has become "integral and necessary to our daily lives"?