This book has been written to meet the long-felt need for handy, simple, comprehensive and up-to-date single-volume companion of the codal provisions of the Revised Rules of Court on Criminal Procedure.
The aim throughout has been to provide the readers such latest available Supreme Court rulings, the effects of changes/amendments of criminal procedure, and annotations among others.
To make it more readable, emphasis is placed on the codal rules in bold print and the following notes in light print.
Reference to the Table of Contents is suggested to help locate the particular topic of interest or under consideration.
Illustrations, examples, distinctions and comparisons of given situations are also provided for better under standing, thorough analysis, and appreciation of the present procedural rules on criminal law practice.
In appropriate cases, one or more cross-references are also indicated for related topics or sub-topics.
The new Rules on Inquest are likewise reproduced for ready reference.