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A Notice of Appeal must be filed within 30 days after the sentencing. But what you're talking about wouldn't be an appeal unless the sentencing occurred after the Fair Sentencing Act was enacted. That's a Motion for Post-Conviction Relief, which typically must be filed within one year after the right to relief occurred.
If the person you're talking about had a public defender for the original case, contact that public defender directly to see if they are able to assist with the motion. If they didn't, try the general number for the public defender's office in your county or contact the ACLU.
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