Question: What are the penalties for burglary in Wisconsin?

Answer: So, burglary is another crime that is taken very seriously and is always a felony in Wisconsin; so, entering a building of some kind without permission, a room or a building without permission, in order to commit a felony, that is a burglary. So whether that is to steal something, or to damage property, or for some other reason, entry for an improper purpose, or a criminal purpose will lead to a burglary charge, and that is a felony. Generally the burglaries that we see charged, there are a couple of different provisions and there are a couple of enhancements that can be applied, so it can depend, but you are looking usually at a Class D felony, where the imprisonment cannot exceed 15 years.

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