Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota

Photo of District Attorney Thomas J. Spota “The duty of a prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict.”

ABA Standards Relating to the Prosecution Function and Defense Function, §1.1(c) (1970).

“To that end, I promise that this office will enforce the law with temperance and without malice, to seek truth and not victims, to serve the law and not fractional purposes and to approach these tasks with humility and respect.”

News Releases

Published: 11/16/2016

A 57 year old Islip Terrace man is charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing approximately $50,000 from the Islip Terrace Fire District, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 11/16/2016

A Suffolk County jury this afternoon convicted a 44 year old Springs man of attempted murder in the second degree for the violent attack on his estranged girlfriend in February of 2011, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 11/16/2016

A Brooklyn man convicted of criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds and menacing charges for an incident two years ago on the SUNY Stony Brook campus was sentenced today to one and one-third to four years’ incarceration in state prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.