Is there a statue of limitation in florida for
I have a freind who is accused of this (with his step-daughter), however the family does not want to pursue legal matter, they only want to seek family counselling. No one wants to put him in jail.800.04 Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age.--
(5) LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS MOLESTATION.--
2. An offender 18 years of age or older who commits lewd or lascivious molestation against a victim 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
If the state of florida finds out, and the family does not want to testify, is the state forced to drop the case, or can they proceed without the tesimony?
I have been reading the florida statues, but I can't seem to locate this type of information.