I am interested in what you say about contacting them and appealing to drop it, no matter how unlikely. how exactly do I do this?
You can contact the police department first and see if they already sent it to the DA's office. If they did, request that they provide you with the DA's information and contact that District Attorney directly. You can appeal to the DA to see if he or she can choose to not pursue this further.
I feel it's worth a shot. call the police station or how do I go about trying to get them to drop it?
Please see above, that is the fastest approach available.
Anything I/he can do to reduce the likelihood of being found guilty?
I cannot answer that without reviewing all facts, sorry.
besides him finding a good criminal law attorney? can i help him find the attorney? this will be my last question, thanks again for everything.
You are most welcome, and yes you can hire him an attorney--the attorney if hired will work for him and have his best interest at heart, but you can potentially hire him in this instance.