Your friend can represent himself. You are not qualified to help him with his defense. In fact, your "help" can harm him.I can do whatever I want to do, this is the free world. my ignorance will get me what I have coming, then. maybe I will be a felon that asked the wrong flipping question, then. my goodness. does no one notice all of the ludicrous laws in place to keep the little criminals in their place? just lame. wonder how the world would be without the stupid people. liberty is a joke, there is a price to pay for freedom...it is the balancing factor-sometimes you gotta let it go...without demanding the law!
it is like a flipping magicians code...shhhh ...no one that hasn't paid their BAR dues can know what you know....bullshit. perverse
The best way for you to help your friend is to tell him he needs an attorney, whether he has to pay for one (and you could help with this cost) or whether he gets help from a public defender.
What is the criminal charge?