Amber Heard Faces Two Charges of Illegal Importation, One Charge of Producing False Document for Bringing Dogs to Australia

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Amber Heard is due in court in Queensland, Australia on Monday, but attorneys for the Rum Diary star will appear on her behalf. She is facing two charges of illegal importation and one charge of producing a false document--all stemming from when she and hubby Johnny Depp brought their dogs--Yorkshire terriers Boo and Pistol--into Australia earlier this year in their private jet.

Lawyers for Amber Heard are hoping to be granted an adjournment of the charges until a later date--possibly one at which Heard will answer for the charges herself.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made international headlines back in May when they allegedly smuggled their dogs into the country while he was filming the last installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Their dogs posed a bio-security because the United States isn't rabies free.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce came down hard on both Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, and soon gave the pair just 48 hours to get their dogs out of Australia or risk them being euthanized. The dogs were flown back to the U.S. on a private flight.

In even more recent news for the couple, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were spotted sharing lots of PDA at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. The two attended the premiere of The Danish Girl.

Do you think Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have any respect for Australian laws? They seemed quite put out when they weren't allowed to keep their dogs in Australia with them.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.