A woman who was found in possession of a extendable baton said she had it because she owned American Staffordshire Terriers.
Amanda Fitzpatrick, 33, of Beaufort Street, Blayney, was found with the baton when a car she was in at Sharp Road, Orange, on June 3, attracted police attention and the occupants were searched.
Solicitor Simeon Miller said she didn't realise it was a prohibited or offensive weapon.
"The baton was given by a person who gave a dog to her, they said it was the best baton to use if the dog attacked another dog or person," Mr Miller said.
"She's never had to use it."
Magistrate David Day gave Fitzpatrick a two-year conditional release order.
"She doesn't appreciate the dog breeding lines if you have to carry a baton in case it attacks another dog," Mr Day said.
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