People v. Jeff Hardcastle
The District Attorney of San Joaquin County has filed the
following charges against Defendant Jeff
Hardcastle: a felony violation of Penal
Code Sections 245(a)(4), Assault with Force likely to cause Great Bodily
Injury, and a felony violation of Penal Code Section 273d(a), Child Abuse with
Great Bodily Injury to Victim 1 (age 5). He
was further charged with additional violations of Penal Code section
245(a)(4) and Penal Code section 273d(a) as
to a second victim (age 11). The
defendant has two prior “strike” convictions and prison priors. The District Attorney requested bail and it
was set in the amount of 2.3 million dollars.
The case returns to court on September 16, 2019.
The District Attorney reaffirms today that the San
Joaquin District Attorney’s Office takes very seriously any assault committed
upon a child and will prosecute these crimes to the full extent of the law.