The laws are set up in a way, it seems, that you can be technically fined or penalized for everything. Unless you've got tons of evidence proving otherwise like clear photographs with time stamps and all that fun stuff, a judge probably won't rule in favor of you getting out of a ticket. You'll have just wasted a day of work and feel like an idiot for having any hope and contesting the fine in the first place.
So at the end of the day, it's up to the clemency of a judge on whether or not someone's innocent or guilty. Their ruling is all that matters so if you have to take something to court, usually you have to just pray that you get a judge who has a concept of justice that isn't just black and white.
Thankfully, this woman received a judge who wasn't a stickler for the rules.
Let's get this lawmaker a sitcom.