Actress Amber Heard Headed To Court On Smuggling Charge

Amber Heard — aka Mrs. Johnny Depp — is really going to the dogs in Australia this spring when she faces trial for allegedly smuggling her and Johnny’s puppies Down Under!

The defiant former model and actress refuses to just roll over for the court and said she is “looking forward” to fighting the accusations of violating Australia’s biosecurity laws by bringing two Yorkshire terriers — named Pistol and Boo — into the country by private jet in May, while Johnny was there filming the latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.

Amber is facing counts of illegally importing animals and producing a false document, offenses that carry maximum penalties of 10 years in jail and a $102,000 fine, and one year in jail and a $10,200 fine, respectively! Prosecutors contend that Amber hid the dogs from customs and lied on her passenger-arrival card.

Amber said in a statement that her lawyers told her “there has been no necessity for me to attend court to date, despite my willingness to do so.”

Johnny should feel relieved that Amber is willing to face the legal grilling for him — as The National ENQUIRER reported earlier, marriage has not been all smooth sailing for the big-screen pirate, thanks largely to his drinking. But shock rocker Alice Cooper has offered to straighten out the aspiring rock guitarist.

A trial date has been set for April 18, and is expected to take about four days. It is unclear whether her international megastar husband will make a guest-starring appearance as a witness — perhaps if Amber begged?