My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida, Miami-Dade County.
I have a question regarding Statute of Limitation for stolen art. My friend was taking photo classes and had access to a lab. I had negative from a previous trip I took, with her, and I wanted contact sheets. She offered to do me the favor and I handed over the negatives to her. This was July/August of 2008. Since then I've tried every means of communication to try and get in contact with her but to no avail. About two months ago I ran in to a mutual friend of ours and she brought us face to face to try and resolve the issue. I was promised the negatives within two days but no negatives.
I'm a artist/photographer, beit unknown, I'm good at what I do. I had a chance to take legal action against her but she was living here illegally and decided against it, I think she's gotten her green card and I want to go all out. Has the statute of limitation passed on stolen property/art? And where do I start to file charges? Do I go to the police or do I need a lawyer? I need good advice!