Question: How does criminal trespass differ from burglary in Wisconsin?

Answer: Criminal trespass requires just the intentional entering of a dwelling without the consent of the person lawfully on the premises with intent to provoke a breach of peace. That’s a misdemeanor. But if you go in with the intent to steal or commit a felony, that’s a burglary and that is a felony. There’s also a lesser forfeiture for simple trespass, which is simply entering onto premises that you don’t have authority to go onto.

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