Two judges from a small county happen to be stopped for speeding on the same day.
They agree that there’s no point in calling the state Supreme Court for a visiting judge; they’ll just go ahead and hear each other’s case.
The next morning, one judge takes the bench, the other sits at counsel table.
The first judge admits he’s guilty, and the second judge suspends the fine and court costs for him.
They then switch places, the second judge pleads guilty as well, but the other judge fines him $200 plus all court costs.
The second judge is exceedingly upset: “I suspended your fine and costs and you go and give me the maximum!”
The first judge responds: “Well, look at the increase we’ve just had for this crime. SOMEBODY has to do something about it!”