Brand, who was released on a $5,000 (£3,156) bail bond yesterday, was arrested on Thursday after allegedly throwing a paparazzo's iPhone through an office window.
Property damage that exceeds $500 is a felony arrest rather than a misdemeanour, which carries a two-year maximum sentence in the US, says TMZ.
The Get Him to the Greek actor reportedly agreed to pay for the repair of the window that was smashed in the incident.
The 36-year-old later jested with Twitter followers that he destroyed the Apple product as a tribute to the company's late co-founder Steve Jobs.
The Ponderland comedian was previously involved in a scuffle with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport back in 2010.