Dear what can my friend do now?
Your friend can hire an attorney before he turns himself in and makes incriminating statements before he is in custody.
He may be arrested. If he knows they are coming, get the lawyer involved without any delay.
The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.
Get an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. If the order of protection was obtained and your friend did not go to court, did not receive a notice of a court appearance and was unaware of an order of protection, then that is all useful information for his criminal defense lawyer to fight the charges.
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