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: 2/14/2017

A North Bellport man today pleaded not guilty to a seven count indictment charging him with rape and other sex crimes committed against a teenage female, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 2/10/2017

A Suffolk County jury deliberated for 40 minutes before convicting a Bay Shore man this afternoon of sexually abusing a young girl between 2012 and 2016, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 2/8/2017

An East Hampton man whose license to practice law was suspended last year pleaded not guilty today to grand larceny and other charges at his arraignment in town justice court, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.