In non-capital and capital cases, there are waivable statutory limitations on the compensation to be paid for the investigative, expert, or other services necessary for adequate representation. [18 U.S.C. § 3006A(e)(3)]
For capital representations, there are waivable statutory limitations on the compensation and expenses for furnishing such services. For current cases, see 18 U.S.C. § 3599(g)(2), but see the Guide, Vol. 7, § 660.10.20 and § 660.20.30 for cases commenced before April 24, 1996.
The Guide, Vol. 7, Appendix 3A (formerly Appendix C), provides a sample format for requesting advance authorization to obtain investigative, expert, or other services in an amount that exceeds the statutory maximum.
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