(CBS/AP) Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is due to plead guilty before a Nevada judge to cocaine possession as part of a deal with Las Vegas prosecutors that could result in the felony conviction being erased next year.
The 25-year-old, also known as Peter Hernandez, is due Wednesday to plead guilty before a Nevada judge in Clark County District Court.
Mars2.6 grams of cocaine when he was arrested in September in a men's room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas following a performance at a nightclub.
As opposed to a jail sentence, thewill have to spend a year on probation, receive a $2,000 fine, serve 200 hours of community service and attend drug counseling.
Earlier this month, Mars' defense lawyer Blair Berk said her client appreciated the chance he was receiving as a first-time offender. She said, "We're extremely pleased the charge against Bruno is going to be dismissed."
If he stays out of trouble for a year, the conviction would be removed from his record.