They will use the perjury charge as leverage to get Zimmerman to cop a plea on a minor charge in exchange for dropping the charge against the wife.
Unless George and his wife decide to hang tough. After all the s***storm they’ve had to endure, I’ll bet they are willing to do just that. Hang tough, or you’ll both be financially screwed for life. I hope they understand that.
Proving perjury is not at all easy. First the false statement must be material and in this case, since Zimmerman didn't skip bail, it is immaterial.
The purpose of bail is to make it difficult for the defendant to skip town and not show up for a hearing. Had she lied or stretched the truth to get a lower bail and then they had skipped out of the country or failed to show for a hearing, then she could be held liable for perjury, but since Zimmerman surrendered immediately when his bail was revoked, there was no material misrepresentation. The state knows this. They are just playing games.
That’s it. Any matter of influencing voting or “sending a message” to the citizenry is secondary at best. They want a conviction and they don’t care how they get it.