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: 1/9/2017

A 24 year old Brentwood man convicted last month of committing sex crimes against two young girls was sentenced today to 15 years in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 1/9/2017

The trial of a 26 year old Queens man charged with leaving the scene of a fiery crash that claimed the lives of a Queens father and his two children on the Southern State Parkway in July of 2015 will start tomorrow (Tuesday 1/10) in the First District Courthouse in Central Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 1/4/2017

A Nesconset couple arrested on December 24 for gun and narcotics possession will be arraigned on an indictment tomorrow in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.