Mayor Marion Barry's attorney on Friday withdrew his request for a retrial on the mayor's misdemeanor cocaine possession conviction.

"I have spoken with my client, and he has decided to withdraw that motion for a mistrial," defense lawyer L. Kenneth Mundy told U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson during a pre-sentencing hearing.Barry, scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 26, faces up to a year in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000. He did not attend Friday's court session.