Most of us have read about the recent Charlie Sheen affair at the Plaza Hotel. According to the New York Post, Sheen offered $12,000 for sex with actress Capri Anderson. Under New York’s Penal Law, Patronizing a Prostitute, PL 230.03:
A person is guilty of patronizing a prostitute in the fourth degree when he patronizes a prostitute.
The stand-alone charge is not helpful. However, we do get a full explanation of patronizing a prostitute in Penal Law 230.02: