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: 2/26/2015

A 23 year old East Moriches man charged with raping a female house-sitter in a Stony Brook home in 2012 pleaded guilty today at a court conference in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 2/26/2015

A 21 year old Southampton man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and DWI charges is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow (2-27) in Central Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 2/20/2015

The Patchogue man charged with causing the fatal accident in 2013 that claimed the life of an elderly Patchogue resident will be sentenced in May to 21 years in state prison, Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota said today.