Although the district attorney's office has not confirmed it, Murray is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison.
While Murray has admitted treating the late pop star for insomnia with the hospital-strength anesthetic propofol, he has denied any wrongdoing. The coroner ruled the singer's death a homicide caused by a propofol overdose along with a use of sedatives administered by Murray.
The filing of the case and Murray's surrender has been delayed due to infighting between the police and prosecutors, a source close to the matter tells PEOPLE. The LAPD wants Murray to be brought to a courthouse in handcuffs, whereas prosecutors feel that is unnecessary, given Murray's lack of a previous criminal record.
It remains to be seen whether Murray will be allowed to surrender Monday to a police station for booking and post bail, or whether he'll be arrested and brought to a courthouse in handcuffs.