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271. Time Required

Getting evidence from abroad invariably takes longer than the prosecutor expects. Routine tasks like obtaining bank records or telephone tolls may require months. Moreover, vacations bring some countries to a virtual halt in July and August and on other holidays. It is therefore imperative to contact the Office of International Affairs as soon as it appears that assistance from overseas will be needed.

[cited in USAM 9-13.514]

Updated June 8, 2015