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: 8/30/2016

The Cold Spring Harbor man alleged to have murdered his mother after the two argued about his not taking his medication pleaded not guilty at his arraignment to one charge of murder in the second degree, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 8/17/2016

A 29 year old alleged heroin dealer from Mastic described by law enforcement as a leader of the Heroin-Fentanyl drug ring dismantled by the Suffolk-Nassau task force last month pleaded not guilty today to a ten count indictment that includes a charge of manslaughter in the second degree, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 8/9/2016

A 36 year old Mastic man convicted in May of sexually abusing a young girl in 2014 was sentenced today to 40 years in state prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.