Friday, May 31, 2013

New York DJ Arrested third time in Three Years for Prostitution Related Charges

On May 3, 2013, popular radio DJ and producer Mr. Cee was arrested for the third time on a prostitution related charge in the last three years. According to the New York Daily News, 46 year old Calvin Lebrun (Mr. Cee) was arrested in Brooklyn after trying to solicit an undercover police officer posing as a male prostitute.  In March of 2011, Mr. Cee was caught by police receiving fellatio from a male prostitute in car and pled guilty to the charge of loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense three months later. He completed three months of counseling. In October 8, 2010, he was caught on the same charge in Lower Manhattan and pled guilty a month later.

New York Penal Code Section 230.00 - Prostitution


Under New York Penal Code Section 230.00, a person is guilty of the crime of prostitution when such person “engages or agrees or offers to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee.” A prostitution crime is considered a class B misdemeanor offense no matter your sexual orientation or gender. You could face up to three months in jail and a fine up to $500 if convicted.

Other Related Prostitution Offenses include:


Patronizing someone in a school zone, which is considered a class A misdemeanor

Patronizing a prostitute in the third degree, which is considered a class A misdemeanor,
when the person being patronized is under 17 years of age

Patronizing a prostitute in second degree, which is a class E felony, when the person being patronized is under 14 years of age

Patronizing a prostitute in the first degree, which is a class D felony, when the person being patronized is under 11 years of age  

Hiring a New York Criminal Defense Lawyer to Fight Your Charges


The New York prostitution laws classify are complex. If you are arrested for a prostitution charge, you should hire an experienced New York criminal defense attorney to represent you. A skilled and knowledgeable New York criminal defense attorney can argue such defenses on your behalf as entrapment or invasion of privacy and other defenses depending on the circumstances of the case.

Our firm routinely defends clients charged with prostitution crimes. We have established relationships with prosecutors in the Manhattan and surrounding areas. Our team of lawyers will investigate the charges against you, talk to witnesses and negotiate with the prosecutor to get your charges dismissed or arrange for a plea bargain so you can avoid jail time or other penalties.  

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