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).