A lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a sheriffs deputy. He thinks that he is smarter than the deputy because he is a lawyer from New York and is certain that he has a better education than any cop from Houston. He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the deputy's expense.
Deputy: "License and registration, please."
Lawyer: "What for?"
Deputy: "You didn't come to a complete stop at that stop sign."
Lawyer: "I slowed down and no one was coming."
Deputy: "You still didn't come to a complete stop. License and registration, please!"
Lawyer: "What's the difference?"
Deputy: "The difference is, you have to come to a complete stop, that's the law. License and registration, please!"
Lawyer: "If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I'll give you my license and registration; and you can give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don't give me the ticket."
Deputy: "Sounds fair. Please exit the vehicle, sir."
At this point, the deputy takes out his nightstick and starts beating the ever-loving shit out of the lawyer and says, "Do you want me to stop, or just slow down?"