Mel Gibson will plead no contest to simple battery tomorrow when he appears in court to face charges that he struck Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his youngest daughter, on January 6, 2010, according to TMZ. In exchange, prosecutors have allegedly agreed that Gibson will have to undergo counseling, but he will not be sentenced to any jail time. Mel’s lawyer, Blair Berk, released the following statement: “I know from almost 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer that sometimes justice can come for a client at too high a personal price. That is particularly so for Mel, whose right to due process can only be exercised in this case with an enormous media circus attached. Mel’s priority throughout all of this has been that the best interests of his young daughter Lucia and the rest of his children be put first in any decisions made. It is with only that in mind that he asked me to approach the District Attorney with a proposal that would bring all of this to an immediate end.” According to Oksana’s lawyer, she “trusts the District Attorney’s Office with their decision.” In the past, Oksana has said that she feels Mel needs counseling, but not jail time. Mel’s new movie The Beaver, directed by and co-starring Jodie Foster, in which he plays a depressed man who speaks through a beaver puppet, opens May 6 in North America.