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: 5/27/2016

A 35 year old Registered Nurse pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment on one charge of unlawful surveillance in the second degree, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 5/17/2016

The trial of a 37 year old Lindenhurst man charged with forcing two females, one a teenager, to work as prostitutes, will begin tomorrow (5/18) in criminal court in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 5/11/2016

A Brentwood teen was sentenced to 12 years in prison today for the brutal rape and sodomy of 16 year old girl in a wooded area near the Brentwood Country Club one year ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.