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: 7/28/2016

The sentencing of Dante Taylor of Mastic, convicted last month of the murder of a 21 year old Medford mother, is scheduled for tomorrow in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 7/27/2016
Nearly four kilograms of heroin and fentanyl have been seized and 24 people arrested on drug possession and conspiracy charges as a result of an investigation into ten fatal overdoses in Suffolk and Nassau Counties and nine drug overdoses in which individuals were revived with Narcan, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced today.

Published: 7/19/2016

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota joined by law enforcement officials affiliated with the East End Drug Task Force today announced the dismantling of two drug distribution networks; one dealing heroin, the other cocaine, in eastern Suffolk County.