One minute you were standing on a lake’s edge fishing for snapper. In the next, you’ve found yourself standing behind bars, all because you forgot to renew your fishing license this year. Criminal lawyers have a bad reputation as defenders of the dark from folks who have never had contact with the criminal justice system. People who have never gotten arrested believe jails are full of bad people, most guilty of their charges. This belief isn’t a reflection of truth, as any Mississauga criminal lawyer can explain.