If a tenant was arrested for assault/battery against their landlord and a restraining order was obtained, what can the landlord do about the tenant's belongings?
Question Details: The tenant is in jail and cannot pay bail, however they have already paid for this month. The landlord is now attempting to throw out the tenant's personal belongings.
It's understandable that you want to help your friend, but stay out of this. Legally, the landlord cannot and should not give you your friend's belongings without a power of atttorney from the friend giving you authority over his belongings. If you interject yourself into this, there is too much chance for one side or another to claim you stole the belongings--and since there is bad blood between them, there's also the possibility of a confrontation.
If the landlord throws out your friend's belongings without first properly evicting your friend for good cause (e.g. for unpaid rent) in the proper way, he will be in violatio of the law and your friend could sue him and possibly press charges for theft.