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Middle District of Georgia

About the District

The Middle District of Georgia encompasses 70 of Georgia’s 159 counties and covers 25,471.5 square miles with a population of approximately 2,045,000. The district is home to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ft. Moore in Columbus, and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany.

Meet the U.S. Attorney

Peter D. Leary
U.S. Attorney

Macon: 478-752-3511
Albany: 229-430-7754
Columbus: 706-649-7700

United States Attorney Peter Leary

Role of the U.S. Attorney

The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, the U.S. Attorney is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. The U.S. Attorney may prosecute with earnestness and vigor - indeed, should do so. But, while the U.S. Attorney may strike hard blows, they are not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one.

Berger v. United States, 95 U. S. 78, 88 (1935)