Wisconsin Burglary Lawyers in Milwaukee & Waukesha
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The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with burglary may be convicted if:
- The defendant intentionally entered a building.
- The defendant entered the building without the consent of the person in lawful possession.
- The defendant knew that the entry was without consent.
- The defendant entered the building with intent to steal or to commit a felony.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1421-1424
Wisconsin Statute 943.10 defines burglary, cited in part below, as follows:
Whoever intentionally enters any building, dwelling, enclosed railroad car, motor home or trailer home, or any room in any of the aforementioned, without the consent of the person in lawful possession and with intent to steal or commit a felony in such place.
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Burglary in Wisconsin is a serious crime that subjects you to serious consequences. It can be a crime to enter a building or dwelling without consent, and can be a felony offense if it is done with intent to steal. Penalties become even more severe if a weapon is involved in the burglary. If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, elsewhere in SE WI with a breaking and entering offense, you need tough representation. The criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI at Gamiño Law Offices have experience in various kinds of breaking and entering charges, including armed burglary.
It is our mission to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and the area - we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! If you have been arrested or charged with a burglary crime in Milwaukee, WI, or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away. Any time you are under investigation in Wisconsin for a criminal offense, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.
Not all criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin have the trial skills and ability to present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished criminal trial and appellate attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.
Wisconsin Breaking and Entering Charges
Possible sentencing consequences when charged with Breaking and Entering in Milwaukee, Waukesha or elsewhere in Wisconsin
If convicted of Burglary in Wisconsin, that is a Class F Felony which allows for possible penalties including up to 12 1/2 years imprisonment, with a maximum of 7 1/2 years of initial confinement, a maximum of 5 years of extended supervision, and a maximum fine of $25,000.
* If the burglary is committed while armed, or if the defendant becomes armed while in the building, or if a battery occurs during the commission of the burglary, then it is a Class E Felony, which carries a maximum of up to 15 years imprisonment, up to 10 years initial confinement and 5 years of extended supervision, and a fine of up to $50,000.
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