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Case Number 69-2355 State of Florida vs. James Douglas Morrison
August 10, 1970 (Trial By Jury)
October 30th, 1970 (Sentencing)
Case Number 69-2355 State of Florida vs. James Douglas Morrison
12-9-10 (Florida Parole and Clemency)
FULL PARDON - ABATEMENT AB INITIO
"Mr. Morrison appealed his judgment and sentence; however, he died before the appeal was heard. His death prevented him from exercising his right to a direct appeal, a right given to every American by the United States Constitution. If his appeal had been heard, a reviewing court could have resolved the controversies surrounding his conviction.

In addition, at the time of Morrison’s death, a convicted defendant who died before his appeal was heard was entitled to have the conviction dismissed so that he was again presumed innocent. This doctrine, known as “abatement ab initio,” wiped the slate clean – as though the conviction had never taken place. A pardon corrects the fact that Mr. Morrison is now unable to take advantage of the presumption of innocence that is the cornerstone of the American criminal justice system."

Florida Governor Charlie Crist, 12-9-10
Photos by Associated Press/Joel Brodsky
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"Without this book, the pardon of Jim Morrison wouldn't have happened. I relied very heavily on the research that James & Jerry provided within this book to help make the legal case to Governor Charlie Crist and the Florida Clemency Board.

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General Interest Links

Doors Collectors Magazine (#1 Collectors Website)

John Lennon FBI Files Website
This page was last updated: October 21, 2017
Statute
798.02
800.03
847.04
856.01
Charge
LEWD AND LACIVIOUS BEHAVIOR
INDECENT EXPOSURE
OPEN PROFANITY
DRUNKENNESS
Charge Type
MISDEMEANOR
MISDEMEANOR
MISDEMEANOR
MISDEMEANOR
Disposition
ACQUITTED BY JURY
CONVICTED & CONCURRENT SENTENCE
CONVICTED & CONCURRENT SENTENCE
ACQUITTED BY JURY
Statute
798.02
800.03
847.04
856.01
Charge
LEWD AND LACIVIOUS BEHAVIOR
INDECENT EXPOSURE
OPEN PROFANITY
DRUNKENNESS
Charge Type
MISDEMEANOR
MISDEMEANOR
MISDEMEANOR
MISDEMEANOR
Disposition
FULL PARDON - CHARGE DISMISSED
FULL PARDON - CHARGE DISMISSED
FULL PARDON - CHARGE DISMISSED
FULL PARDON - CHARGE DISMISSED
Frank Lisciandro is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. He attended the UCLA Film School with Jim Morrison and Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and later collaborated with Morrison on his two films: Feast of Friends and HWY.

A close friend and confidante of Jim, he was the co-producer of the Grammy-nominated album, An American Prayer, which featured Morrison’s spoken word poetry with musical backing by the three surviving Doors.

In 1982, he released his first photo book, An Hour for Magic, which featured more than 100 photos and personal anecdotes about his work, travels and friendship with Morrison.

In the late Eighties, on behalf of the Morrison Estate, Frank Lisciandro went through the vaults containing Morrison’s personal writings and co-edited two volumes of previously unreleased Morrison poetry for Villard Books: Wilderness (1989) and The American Night (1990).

Lisciandro has made more than 25 documentary films and shown his photographs in the USA, Canada, England, France and Italy.

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