Defendant had a "very, very long" history

Cowra Local Court magistrate Jillian Kiely conceded to a request from the solicitor of a woman charged with damaging property to have her placed on a Community Release Order with a conviction when she appeared on April 21.

Donna Freeman, 58, of Brungle entered a plea of guilty to the offence.

"It is clear Ms Freeman was intoxicated at the time," her solicitor told the court.

"She acknowledges she has issues with alcohol and has made an application for rehab, she is on a waiting list and is receiving medication that makes the smell of alcohol make her feel quite ill," the court heard.

Ms Freeman lives near Tumut and visits Cowra to see family.

It was during one of these visits that she damaged the door of a home which she had been asked to leave but refused to do so until the resident physically assisted her.

"She acknowledges her behaviour in this scenario is unacceptable, that is why she is seeking treatment," her solicitor said.

He added that while his client has an extensive record it is very limited in the past five years.

It was his submission that if her alcohol issues are addressed "the court can have some faith an offense of this kind is unlikely to happen again in the future".

Convicting Ms Freeman and placing her on the release order Ms Kiely agreed the defendant had an "extensive record" that, in the words of police "does not assist her".

"She was asked to leave because of her poor behaviour," Ms Kiely said.

"She has a very very long history, but the steps she has taken may help her not to relapse," Ms Kiely added.