A Dallas man arrested on suspicion of showing up to court intoxicated is now also accused of practicing law without a license. Judge Andrew Bench summoned deputies to his Hunt Countycourtroom on Oct. 22, telling them that Jeffrey Scott Partlow was intoxicated. The judge was so angry that he called the Texas Bar Association to have Partlow sanctioned, only to learn no one by that name was registered with the bar. “During the investigation, we determined that he was not an actual licensed attorney,” Sheriff Randy Meeks said. He has a few paralegal courses under his belt, but does not have a law degree, they said. Partlow’s arrest could have statewide ramifications. He is believed to have practiced law in courtrooms across Texas since at least 2001. “He could have handled thousands — it could be in the thousands where he has represented himself as an attorney,” Meeks said. Every case Partlow has been involved in could be appealed or overturned, Meeks said. The cases could include clients now in jail or prison, as well as people who believe they are divorced but are still legally married.