No. A-76, September Term 2015. No. 077331.

162 A.3d 270 (2017)

229 N.J. 300

STATE of New Jersey, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Crisoforo MONTALVO, Defendant-Appellant.

Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Decided June 8, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lauren S. Michaels , Assistant Deputy Public Defender, argued the cause for appellant ( Joseph E. Krakora , Public Defender, attorney; Lauren S. Michaels and Al Glimis , Assistant Deputy Public Defenders, on the briefs).

Ian D. Brater , Assistant Prosecutor, argued the cause for respondent ( Christopher J. Gramiccioni , Monmouth County Prosecutor, attorney; Mary R. Juliano , Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor and Paul H. Heinzel , Assistant Prosecutor, on the briefs).

Emily R. Anderson , Deputy Attorney General, argued the cause for amicus curiae Attorney General of New Jersey ( Christopher S. Porrino , Attorney General, attorney).

This appeal concerns whether an individual may lawfully possess and hold a weapon for self-defense in his home while answering the front door. Specifically, this Court is called upon to determine whether an individual is criminally liable for unlawful possession of a weapon, N.J.S.A....

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