How To Use An EBT Card To Pay For Bail Bonds

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2020 by mrnice 69 Views

Here at Justice Bail Bonds, we understand that times are tough. The economy has made it difficult for many people to make ends meet and more and more individuals and families are relying on EBT, SNAP and other government assistance to make ends meet. When someone you care about is behind bars, we understand that you want to do whatever it takes to get them out of jail, fast! If you find yourself asking if you can use your EBT benefits to bail someone out of jail, we want to help you figure out the best way to get your friend or family member home while remaining within the law and without losing your benefits.

What is EBT/SNAP?

EBT refers to an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This card is used by the State of California to manage the benefits offered to families, including cash aid, CalFresh, SNAP, and California Food Assistance Program benefits. The card acts as a debit card, with automatic deposits going to the card each month, in the amount that has been determined by the State, according to the financial ability and need of the individual or family receiving the assistance.

The State offers many programs of assistance for those in need. EBT, CalFresh, and SNAP are specifically designed to add to the food budget of a family and assist with the purchase of healthy foods. In the case of cash benefits, the money is purposed for non-food, household-related items like toilet paper, laundry detergent, and school supplies.

EBT and SNAP benefits, even cash benefits, may NOT be used for the purchase of liquor, tobacco, pornographic materials, adult entertainment, gambling (including playing the lottery), or paying bail or bond.

Using EBT cash benefits is prohibited in the following places:

  • Liquor Stores
  • Casinos
  • Poker Rooms
  • Adult Entertainment Businesses
  • Bail Bonds
  • Night Clubs
  • Saloons
  • Taverns
  • Bingo Halls
  • Race Tracks
  • Gun Stores
  • Ammunition Stores
  • Cruise Ships
  • Psychic Readers
  • Smoke Shops
  • Cannabis Shops
  • Tattoo Parlors
  • Piercing Shops
  • Spas
  • Massage Salons

Using an EBT card at any of the above businesses can result in a loss of benefits. The period of loss of benefits increases each time a person is found to have used their benefits incorrectly.

Using your SNAP and EBT benefits wisely frees up other household income for use in other areas where individuals may have more freedom in how they spend their money.

Can I Use My EBT Card To Pay For Bail Bonds?

The rules for using EBT cards to pay for bail bonds is clear. You cannot use EBT, EBT cash benefits (sometimes called TANF), SNAP, or CalFresh cards to pay for bail bonds or to bail someone out of jail. Using your card for this purpose will result in a loss of benefits.

Here at Justice Bail Bonds, we understand that bad things sometimes happen to good people and we want to help you figure out a way to get your loved one out of jail without putting your future benefits in jeopardy.

If you are asking yourself if you can use your EBT card to pay for bail or bail bonds, you’re in a tight spot and we understand. Call us today at (951) 445-4155 and we will help you figure out the best alternative to getting someone out of jail using your EBT card.

Justice Bail Bonds is a group of women bail bond agents who have been serving the people of Riverside County for more than 20 years. Their decades of bail bond experience has led them to relationships with most of the jail facilities and law enforcement officers in the area. If there is a way to get someone out of jail, the women of Justice Bail Bonds will figure it out. Give them a call today at (951) 445-4155.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail For Free

Unfortunately, there are no get out of jail free cards in life. While judges have the discretion to release someone OR (on their Own Recognizance), they won’t always do it. Bail can be very expensive, sometimes running into the thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars. If bail is more than you can afford, bail bonds may be an answer.

Bail Bonds are bonds (paperwork) filed by a bail bond agent and backed by a surety company that says to the court, “I’ll make sure this person complies with the terms of his/her pretrial release and appears for all court appointments. If they fail to do so, I will personally pay the entire amount of their bail or make sure they are returned to the court to go back to jail.” This “bond” makes the bail bond company responsible for the compliance, by the defendant, to the terms of the pretrial release and allows the defendant to go free without paying the entire amount of bail.

In return for this service, the defendant or someone on their behalf, called a guarantor, pays the bail bond company a non-refundable fee, usually 10% of the cost of bail.

Bail bonds allow a person to get back to their life, family, and job while they cooperate with the hearings and court proceedings related to the charges against them, and all at a fraction of the cost of full bail. With payment plans, 0% down bail bonds, and bail bond loans, you can sometimes get someone out of jail for nothing upfront!

For more information about bail bonds and how they can help get someone you love out of jail for free, or at least a reduced cost, call the ladies at Justice Bail Bonds at (951) 445-4155.

How To Get Someone Out of Jail Without Money

If you have a job, you may qualify for a bail bond loan that can help you get your loved one out of jail for only a tiny down payment. Or, in some cases, you can get someone out of jail with no money at all, upfront.

Justice Bail Bonds offers several low down payment bail options, as well as several ways to stay current on your bail bond payment plan. Even if you have no money to put down on a bail bond, Justice will work with you to design a bail bond payment plan that will work for your situation.

Justice offers flexible financing with easy payments. We never charge any hidden fees or interest and we’ll work with you to determine the best payment options for your budget, accepting monthly or weekly payments, over the phone, online, or in person. We work hard to help you figure out how to get out of jail and back home with your family in a way that works for your unique financial situation.

Why Choose Justice Bail Bonds?

Justice Bail Bonds Offers:

  • The Best Rates On Bail Bonds in Riverside County
  • The Ability To Write Large Bail Bonds (over 2 million)
  • Payment Plans For Bail Bonds
  • No Down Bail Bonds (OAC)
  • 1% Bail Bonds
  • Bail Bond Payment Plans
  • Low Monthly Payments
  • Accept All Major Credit Cards
  • Online Payment Options
  • All Paperwork Can Be Submitted Online
  • Military Discounts
  • All Female Staff
  • Bilingual Staff
  • 20 Years Of Experience In The Bail Bond Industry

Bail Bond Payment Plans

Justice Bail Bonds has served the people of Riverside County, California for more than twenty years. They understand the stress and difficulties that incarceration can bring on a family. The all-female, bi-lingual staff at Justice is committed to helping your family in your time of need. An incarcerated person can’t care for their children, provide for their family, or repair strained relationships. The bail bond professionals at Justice understand that when someone faces jail time, bail is often the fastest way to put your family back together.

Bail can be expensive. Paying the full amount of cash bail is often more than someone can comfortably come up with. Whatever your financial circumstances, Justice Bail Bonds will work with you to get yourself or your loved one out of jail and back home where they belong. Justice offers no down bail options, on approved credit, and will work with you to figure out what type of payment plan will work best for your family.


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If you or a loved one has been arrested and need to be bailed out quickly and confidentially or if you simply have questions regarding bail, an arrest, or inmate information please do not hesitate to call or fill out our contact us form. We are available 24/7 for all of your bail needs. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested and need to be bailed out quickly and confidentially or if you simply have questions regarding bail, an arrest, or inmate information please do not hesitate to call or fill out our contact us form. We are available 24/7 for all of your bail needs.