He was in a car and his "friends" dropped it.
They all ran out, he was the only one who got caught inside and wouldn't tell the officers who it belonged to. He was charged with carrying a weapon with serial numbers rubbed off.
It will be up to the agency who issues the licenses. Your brother is very likely entitled to other types of relief if he was treated as a minor/juvenile versus an adult. He should talk to an attorney who assists in post-conviction or criminal record clean-up to make sure something so old does not haunt him throughout his adult life.
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