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: 7/1/2015

One dozen defendants have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to bring potent strains of marijuana grown on Northern California farms to Long Island for lucrative street sales, Suffolk County District Attorney Spota said.


Published: 6/25/2015

A Riverhead man pleaded not guilty to attempted arson and a weapons charge at his arraignment this morning Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 6/25/2015

A Flanders man convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide last month after a three week trial was sentenced today to 12 and one-half to 25 years in state prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.