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: 11/19/2014
A Setauket cardiologist charged with drunk driving after a crash that killed a Middle Island mother last June will be arraigned on an indictment this Friday November 21, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

Published: 10/22/2014
Three members of the MS-13 street gang arrested October 14 in connection with a violent conflict involving members of rival street gangs on the east end were arraigned today in criminal court in Riverhead on a grand jury indictment, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. 

Published: 10/20/2014
The Riverhead trial of Michael Grasing, charged with murder in the second degree for speeding with a blood alcohol level of .30, almost four times the legal limit when he crashed into a Lindenhurst teenager’s car, killing her, will begin Monday, October 20, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.