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: 4/17/2015

A Huntington driver who admitted “huffing” an aerosol can of computer cleaner prior to running a red light and causing a fatal crash in Commack on New Year’s Eve in 2013 was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison today, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 4/16/2015

A 20 year old Huntington driver, who admitted he inhaled an aerosol keyboard cleaner before he  broadsided a Commack woman’s car, killing her, will be sentenced tomorrow (4/17/2015) in Riverhead, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 4/15/2015

A Coram man charged with DWI after a fatal crash on Straight Path in Deer Park last January will be arraigned tomorrow in Central Islip.