The runaway call was false. My mom told me that I can leave the house, but I have to be back by 9pm. I left at 6am, and came back at 6pm. At 10am she called me in as a runaway. I was at a basketball tournament all day, and I don't see this as running away. My mom just did this to get me in " trouble ". I'll be 17 in two weeks, and you are allowed to leave. I plan to do this. My mom knows this, and she is doing things like this to " get at me ". Can I face any kind of punishing ? In my knowledge if what I did was " running away " it is only a status offense. I just want to know the likely/possible punishments. I was told that this was referred to Juvenille. I honestly feel as if I haven't done anything to deserve punishment.