Judge Dismisses Felony Charges – Montcalm County – Defendant was charged with Unlawful Driving Away of a Motor Vehicle, a felony. The prosecutor threatened to treat the Defendant as a habitual offender if he chose to exercise his right to a preliminary examination, thereby increasing the maximum penalty that he was facing. Ignoring the threats of the prosecutor, Keeley Blanchard fought through a preliminary examination on behalf of the client. The prosecutor was unable to show that there was probable cause to arrest the Defendant for the offense, and the judge dismissed the felony charges against Ms. Blanchard’s client.