Amber Heard to plead not guilty to illegally bringing Johnny Depp’s dogs to …

8 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Amber Heard pleads not guilty to illegally importing dogs into Australia and begs for speedy trial.

Actor Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, announced Monday that she will fight charges that she smuggled the couple’s Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia. Amber Heard said she is “looking forward” to attending court and pleading not guilty to illegal importation after she and her husband Johnny Depp brought their two yorkshire terriers into Australia.Amber Heard could face up to ten years in prison if convicted of illegally importing her pets dogs into Australia, but despite the threat the actress has insisted she’s “looking forward” to fighting the case next year when it goes to trial.

Heard, 29, is set to face court on the Gold Coast in 2016 and the Pirates of the Caribbean star could possibly appear as a witness, The Guardian reports. Issuing a statement through her lawyers, Heard said: “My decision to defend these charges, as will become apparent in the appropriate forum of the court, is not intended to in any way diminish the importance of Australia’s laws. Magistrate Joan White said listings for the Southport Magistrate’s Court during that time were full, however, the court could try to accommodate the Depps with help from Brisbane. Through her lawyer, the 29-year-old said she has not attended the latest hearings because she has been told there was “no necessity for me to attend court to date despite my willingness to do so”. After the situation received media attention, Mr Joyce told a press conference: “Mr Depp has to either take his dogs back to California or we’re going to have to euthanise them.

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