In October my brother was federally indicted for conspiracy to distribute drugs. He was told by his public defender and the DA that if he took it to trial and lost he would do 40 years in prison. He was scared about spending the rest of his life in prison so he took it. The plea he signed was for 10 years but when he went to court the judge gave him 14 and a half years. Is this legal? I'm starting college in August and am going to try my best to become a lawyer to help my brother get free. The only evidence they have is my brother saying he was going to drop some kid off at the mall. No drugs were mentioned at all. Please answer my question ASAP thank you!