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You most certainly can.....

...tell only your side of the story. If we are talking about a trial, then that is exactly what you do. You tell your side and hope that the jury agrees with you. Yes the prosecution can cross examine, however, you still have the right not to answer their questions. You cannot be compelled to speak. Whether that incriminates you unjustly in the eyes of the jury is another story, but the right exists because the jury, the lawyers, the judge, etc. are all humans who are imperfect and may try to use what you've said against you, even if they use it incorrectly.

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