A lawyer drives through a stop sign and gets pulled over by a policeman. He thinks that he’s cleverer than the officer and decides to talk his way out of a fine.
“Show me your license and registration,” says the policeman.
“What for?” says the lawyer.
“I slowed down and no-one was coming.”
“You still didn’t come to a complete stop.”
“What’s the difference?”
“The difference is you have to come to a complete stop, that’s the law.”
“If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop,” says the lawyer, “I’ll give you my license and registration and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go.”
“Get out of the vehicle, please sir,” says the policeman.
The lawyer gets out and the policeman starts beating the hell out of him with his truncheon. “Do you want me to stop?” asks the cop, “or just slow down?”