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: 1/20/2015

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, State Senator John Flanagan and the relatives of four men and women killed by hit and run drivers today renewed the call to increase the maximum punishment for those convicted of the crime from seven to 15 years imprisonment. 


Published: 1/15/2015
A 26 year old landscape contractor who told detectives he stole an ATM machine because of the “hard times” caused by the influx of immigrant labor is scheduled to be arraigned on an indictment tomorrow, Friday, January 16 in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

Published: 1/14/2015

A former court employee charged with stealing $230,000 in fines, bail money and other revenue from Southold Town court coffers pleaded guilty today to grand larceny during a court conference in Suffolk County court in Riverhead.