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Adrian Wyllie loses “Real ID” case in Florida court, vows to fight on

The Naples News reports that 2012 Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, Adrian Wyllie, lost a case in Collier County Court today for driving without a license. Wyllie, who has not had a license since 2011, argued that his civil liberties were violated via Florida’s application of the Real ID Act — an issue that was one of the major talking points of Wyllie’s campaign last year.

Wyllie, predictably, is combative in response, posting to his Facebook page that he was “guilty again and no ruling [was rendered] on Real ID. They switched judges five minutes before trial, and the outcome was obviously predetermined. [My lawyer] tried to argue the case, but the judge kept shutting him down. I doubt the judge had a chance to see our motion and exhibits, let alone understand them. Prosecutors wanted 6 months probation, but judge said no. Got fines and court costs.”

Wyllie has yet to decide next steps, telling the Naples paper that “I will continue on this fight. Perhaps now we will do it through the Legislature since, obviously, the court angle has failed,” Wyllie said. “This is the type of thing that affects every single Floridian, and our rights are slowly being taken away from us.”

 

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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