The comedian was arrested back in March for allegedly throwing a paparazzi's iPhone through an office window. He was later released on bail for $5,000 (£3,200).
It was later suggested that he could face a jail sentence of up to two years if the property damage was over $500.
However, the New Orleans Parish District Attorney's office has filed one charge of misdemeanour criminal damage to property against Brand, which carries lesser punishments, reports TMZ.
The attorney's office is expected to charge Brand later today (July 25).
The 36-year-old joked with Twitter followers that he destroyed the Apple product as a tribute to the company's late co-founder Steve Jobs.