My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: New Jersey
So a few months ago me and my friends had a water balloon fight in a parking lot, after all of them (or so we thought) were thrown, we left and stopped at Dunkin Donuts for some ice cream. We were in two separate cars, and as I was leaving from Dunking donuts (but still in the parking lot) my friend who was outside the other vehicle threw a balloon at a parked car which had a two girls inside it. They girls thought the balloon came from my car because I was leaving as this happened, and so they called the police on me. I was able to get my friend who threw it to testify that he did it because he was away so I was found guilty. At first the court told me the statute was 39-4-63 which is throwing sharp or injurious objects out of a vehicle, but found that unfitting so they changed it to 39-4-64 which is throwing objects out of a vehicle on the highway. This bumped up the fine from $100 to $200 because those were the minimums. They told me I have 20 days to appeal, and am unsure if I should appeal or not.
But the statue is incorrect! I looked up the definition of a highway on the internet and it said..A highway is any public road... but this wasnt done on a public road it was done on the private parking lot of Dunkin Donuts.. Do you think the case would be dismissed if I appealed due to it being incorrect or would they change the statue????