Hope all goes well. We all made mistakes when we were young. Some worse than others. I know I was an idiot at that age. Get a good lawyer and he will pull his records and see if he has a good case of expungement. It's strange the felony carried after he turned 18. But if it is expunged he will be able to purchase and hold a CCW as well. I am 37 now have three kids owned two homes and haven't been in trouble since I was 19 when got into an altercation with a bouncer. I got a felony then reduced to misdemeanor. My case will not let me expunge because of the plea. If I left it a felony it could be expunged. Odd. But like your guy I actually forgot it was a felony charge. I didn't understand what was going on and had a bad lawyer. Not until I wanted a CCW did I check. I can buy handguns and rifles but not conceal carry. Lesson learned kids. Don't get into a bar fight and break a bouncers nose. The police will throw the book at you.