My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
I was charged with VC 22349a driving 77mph in 45mph zone. It is a street, not a highway. Cop used Lidar. The stop occurred about 2.5 miles away from the place where violation occurred. I was fined $572. I submitted my TBD and got a decision from judge to lower from $572 to $332 including TS and she added in comments "should be over 65mph (77/65, not 77/45)". My question: is it legal? Shouldn't she dismissed the case due to incorrect VC? I know for a fact if I was charged VC 22350 (violation of Basic Speed Law) I would have had basically no chance. But VC 22349a states "Except as provided in Section 22356, no person may drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than 65 miles per hour." It is a city street, not a highway. Please advise. All reasonable tips and approaches are welcome. Thanks in advance!