If you’re charged with burglary in Milwaukee or Waukesha, you need to know that the consequences can be extremely harsh – and it may be in your best interest to get in touch with a Milwaukee burglary defense lawyer as soon as possible.
What Happens if You’re Charged With Burglary in Milwaukee?
If police arrest you and the state of Wisconsin charges you with burglary, you could be facing serious penalties.
Burglary is a Class F felony here, which means you could be facing 12 years, 6 months of imprisonment (there’s a maximum of 7 years, 6 months of initial confinement, as well as a maximum 5 years of extended supervision). You could also be slapped with fines totaling up to $25,000.
If you’re convicted of committing burglary while armed, whether you entered the premises armed or you armed yourself during the commission of the crime, or if you commit battery during the burglary, you’re facing Class E felony charges. That means you could spend up to 10 years in confinement with 5 years of extended supervision – and the fine can total up to $50,000.
What to Do if You’re Accused of Burglary in Milwaukee or Waukesha
If you’re accused of committing burglary in Milwaukee, Waukesha or the surrounding communities, or if you’re questioned by police regarding a burglary, you may want to talk to a burglary defense lawyer right away.
You don’t have to talk to police, even if you’re innocent. In fact, it’s typically a good idea to use your right to remain silent until you’ve consulted with your attorney. Your attorney will evaluate your case and build a strategy based on the facts that gets you the best possible outcome.
Are You Suspected of Burglary in Milwaukee or Waukesha?
We may be able to help you if you’ve been questioned about a burglary or if police have arrested you as a suspect.