Federal law requires that intercepted communications be "immediately" presented for sealing once the warrant expires, and a prosecutor's preoccupation with another case is not a good excuse for noncompliance.
Finney v. State, 2016 BL 68689, Ga., No. S15A1739, 3/7/16
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the upcoming oral argument which the prosecutor was worried about was not a surprise development that the state was forced to handle. The court also determined that the prosecutor's preoccupation with the upcoming oral argument did not explain why other lawyers in the office could not have filed the motion, or why the matter was not dealt with until eight days after the oral argument had concluded. See, 18 U.S.C. § 2518 (1) - (6).