18 USC § 922 - Unlawful acts | Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure | U.S. Code | LII / Legal Information Institute
But you didn't.
Nor would I have mentioned engagement had I not recognized that some misdemeanors can take away a person's rights.
That said. You have no idea what the final outcome will be.
I would say that he will not agree to any plea that would remove his rights.
And as his attorney has stated, he will be cleared.
And the was because you stated "lifelong" without even considering expungement.