My best friend is an attorney, and while plenty of his friends have tried to use him to get out of a ticket or two, he always says the same thing.
"Did you do it? If the answer is yes then take your punishment."
It is good advice, because I think so many people think the laws don't pertain to them.
Myself I had the opposite reaction to a police officer this week. He was behind me in line and so I bought him his coffee. He looked at me and said "No one does that." I said "You deal with the scum of this county everyday. There are a lot of good people in this county but you never deal with them. Have a good day."
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"