Johnny Depp could face up to 10 years in prison for illegally bringing his dogs into Australia and failing to declare them.
The star, who is filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, brought his two Yorkshire terriers into Australia on his private jet.
An Australian senate committee was told on Monday that if the case goes to court, Depp could face up to 10 years in prison.
Earlier this month, the country's agriculture minister said the dogs would need to leave Australia immediately or they would be euthanized.
"If we start letting movie stars—even though they've been [named] the sexiest man alive twice—to come into our nation, then why don't we just break the laws for everybody," said Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
Depp's wife, Amber Heard, has since returned to California with the dogs.