So everyone wanted an update to this ticket,
Judge liked my argument but stated that it did not matter I was still in the wrong, however he was willing to cut the ticket in half, and recommended I not get caught again as that I have been officially warned that parking in that direction is incorrect and that next time I would be forced to pay the full fine.
I said thank you, and went on my way. Only took 10 mins of my time and did not have to change any work plans or anything.
So sometimes it is worth it to fight a ticket regardless if you are in the wrong - Now to cook up some grub.