Johnny Depp’s missis, Amber Heard is facing charges for illegally taking their dogs to Australia. The Australian agriculture minister really freaked out about whole thing and even threatened to put the dogs to sleep if they don’t leave the country.
This week Amber got charged with illegally importing two dogs and for producing false documents for them. Maximum penalty for this kind of felony (importing dogs) is 10 years in prison and AU$102,000 fine and for making false documents a year in the prison and AU$10,200.
Wife of the sexiest man alive is supposed to show up in court on September 7. There is option for her lowers to go on her behalf but it is possible that they will demand to see her in person due to the weight of the charges. Even if they convict her it is not likely that she will go to the jail because the dogs were taken to USA before the deadline which was 72 hours. Bill Potts, a criminal defense attorney from Brisbane commented on a whole thing, saying that the seriousness of the offense is not about dangerousness of the dogs, it is about biosecurity risks.
And he is adding that risk is not actual but potential. We will see will the court take that in the account. Australia has really strict laws about bringing pets to the country. If you want to take your little ones there after getting the permit your pet has to stay in quarantine for minimum 10 days. The Minister of Agriculture Joyce said when the offence happened in May: “If we start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — to come into our nation (with pets), then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?”
He also added: “The law is the same for everybody.” Being celebrity did not get them off the hook this time, and that is the way it should always be.