Mine owes 86,000 and we were in court for 6 months. Continued, continued, continued. I think they have to give the defendant every chance to prove they are innocent. If he showed up without a lawyer, they have to go through a whole process, saying they don't have a lawyer, at least mine did. They have to have a chance to get a public defender, another court process. Mine didn't have a lawyer or public defender, a whole other process, where the judge tries to tell him to get one or the judge appoints one. He wanted to represent himself (IDIOT). Then they have another process in front of the judge, where he represented himself and the judge informed him of his rights and that he refused counsel(IDIOT). Then we finally got to a real court date about CS, then it was slam time. Sentence to 4 years dept of corrections, SES 5 years probation, pay 100.00 a week, then he got busted for another DWI, got sent up for 4 years for DWI, 3rd offense, now CS judge(crimminal non support) issued another warrant for his arrest. So once he gets done for the DWI, I guess he stay for the CS, I really don't know?