Why do Jehovah's Witness members incriminate themselves to any judicial process? How can three Elders conduct a judicial meeting with a 15-year-old teenage girl who supposedly was rumored to fornicate, took drugs or was drunk from drinking alcohol? Can she or the parents refuse to answer any questions?
If you cannot have a lawyer present in your judicial meeting, it is none of their business. Just deny, deny, deny so you don't incriminate yourself. Just like you don't have to answer any questions a police officer asks you, you don't need to answer to three men who will be the judge and jury in your case.
The judicial committee process clearly violates the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution. The judicial meetings incriminate people and violate the "due process" that is needed.