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San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office

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.