Defendants were indicted for distributing obscene materials. Motions to dismiss and to quash the indictments were filed, heard and denied. Defendants then pleaded guilty and were sentenced to serve twelve months, to be probated upon compliance with certain conditions and payment of a fine. Despite their plea of guilty, defendants appealed to the Supreme Court of Georgia on February 1, 1974.
On February 15, 1974, that court ordered these cases transferred to this court for lack of jurisdiction. No enumeration of errors was filed within 20 days as required (see Rule 21 (c)). On March 15, 1974, 43 days after the case was docketed, this court, under Rule 14 (a), ordered appellants to file enumerations of error and briefs "no later than 4:30 p.m., March 20, 1974, or, as an alternative [to] withdraw the appeal." This order was not complied with, but one day after expiration of the time allowed, on March 21, 1974, defendants filed enumerations of error, a motion to consolidate the cases, and a consolidated brief. Held:
Bruce Lowry, Gilbert H. Deitch, for appellants.