Retired Chief Justice Peralta Launches Book in Criminal Law

July 19, 2021

Retired Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta entertains questions from law students and prospective bar candidates during the online launch of his book Essentials in Criminal Law (Book One) held on Friday, July 16, 2021.

The book, published by Rex Bookstore, Inc., features the basic concepts of criminal law and incorporates the latest penal laws such as

R.A. No. 10707, or the act amending the Probation Law, and R.A. No. 10592, or the law that provides for Good Conduct Time Allowance. The book likewise includes the Guidelines in the Imposition of Community Service as Penalty in Lieu of Imprisonment as well the 2019 Revised Rule on Children in Conflict with the Law. Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo, Judicial Integrity Board Chairperson and retired Supreme Court Justice Romeo J. Callejo, Sr., and Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez graced the virtual event and gave short testimonials about the book and its author. (Courtesy of SC Public Information Office)