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: 3/3/2015

A Central Islip man pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment on a 12-count indictment charging him with aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated DWI, speeding and other crimes, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


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.