The prosecutor may need to obtain documentary evidence, interview a witness, conduct depositions, serve a subpoena, freeze a bank account, seek a search warrant, or perform other investigative or prosecutive tasks. The needs of the prosecutor will dictate the method chosen. Some tasks may best be accomplished by informal means while others can only be done by a formal approach. (The types of assistance mentioned above are not meant to be inclusive. Note, though, that not all of the above tasks can be performed in every case.)
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