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Judge

The official of the State who administers justice. When directing court hearings and hearing cases, the judge shall be independent and abide only by law. (1) Having examined the case, the judge shall render a decision where he/she shall satisfy or dismiss the complaint submitted by the applicant regarding the actions or legal acts adopted by the respondent (in administrative cases). (2) Having examined the case, the judge shall render a decision where an administratively liable person shall be held liable for the commission of an administrative offence and an administrative penalty (a fine, community service or arrest) shall be imposed or where it shall be held that the person has not committed an administrative offence (in the cases regarding administrative offences). (3) Having examined the case, the judge shall render a judgment on behalf of the Republic of Lithuania where it shall be held that the accused is guilty of having committed a criminal offence and a sentence shall be imposed or the accused shall be acquitted (in criminal cases).

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Administratively liable person

The person who is accused of having committed an administrative offence. An administratively liable person summoned to a court hearing must be present in the hearing. An administratively liable person may be represented by a professional lawyer at court – an advocate who can help him/her prove to the court that he/she has not committed an administrative offence.

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Student

and other persons not involved in the proceedings may arrive at any time to observe a court hearing. Whereas the majority of hearings are open, they may be observed without any special permission by any persons who are older than 16 years old. If a hearing is not open, this is noted in the schedule of court hearings. 

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Student

and other persons not involved in the proceedings may arrive at any time to observe a court hearing. Whereas the majority of hearings are open, they may be observed without any special permission by any persons who are older than 16 years old. If a hearing is not open, this is noted in the schedule of court hearings.