The Basics of Terry ...

The Basics of Terry Stops

Investigations of our clients often start with Terry stops, allegedly brief interactions with police during which a client is not free to leave. This presentation will cover the basics of Terry stops and how to challenge them. It will address interactions with police from the fiction of a “social contact” the point at which the law says police seized your client. Stops of pedestrians, clients in parked cars and clients in moving cars will be covered. Presented by Cassie Trueblood.

About the presenter: Cassie Trueblood joined SCPDA in 2006. Cassie earned her B.A. at DePauw University and her J.D. at the University of Washington School of Law. During law school, Cassie worked as a legal intern at the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho, the Washington Defender Association, and the U.S. Immigration Court in Miami. Cassie was part of the Trueblood litigation team that received the WACDL Champion of Justice Award in 2015. Cassie also received the WDA President’s Award and the SCBA President’s Award that same year. She has presented at statewide programs on mental health issues and shaken baby litigation.

To register for this program, email wda@defensenet.org with “Terry” is the subject line. 1.0 Law and Legal Procedure credit has be requested from the WSBA for this program.