I was before a judicial committee, but I *knew* I was going to be DF'd because I was unrepentant. The committee tried very hard to give me a way out, 'maybe you'll see things differently given time', 'I *know* you, you're not like this', stuff like that. It obviously pained and upset them to conclude that they needed to DF me. I felt I was being dealt with very fairly and reasonably. I was DF'd.
Then I changed my mind. :-)
And it seemed then that they flopped to the other side. Now they were resistant to let me back in. I cried the tears of a broken person, I was the prodigal son, but instead of giving me a robe and gold rings, they said, 'Let's give it a few months.' They quoted the OM book where it says it may take 'several months, a year, or even longer' before a person could be accepted back. It tore my heart out. I couldn't accept that Jehovah was torturing me this way. Then one of the committee members pointed out that it isn't Jehovah. He may well have accepted me back already. It was the imperfect men that had only their experience and knowledge to draw on for direction. (So much for the holy spirit argument!) That was a hellish period of my life that I would never choose to live again. From the time I wrote my first letter to the committee to the time I was reinstated was five months, making mine a very fast reinstatement. I don't know how people who are trying for over a year keep any semblence of 'self' about them. I found the whole process extremely crushing. I cried nearly every day, and at every meeting.
Essentially it taught me that the organization is geared toward helping you stay in if you're in, and keeping you out if you're out. It's much easier to keep from getting DF'd in the first place than to get reinstated later.
And of course, once you're reinstated, you're still under "restrictions", eased over many months and more hearings. You bear the badge of disfellowshipping for a long, long time.