If she can not afford an attorney and is facing a felony charge, then the court is required to provide her an attorney. She should request this from the judge at the next hearing.
Again, if she told the truth? Or at least she believed what she was saying was true? Not a crime
Under California law it is a crime to make a false statement to police.
But you mention that she is facing felony charges...I suspect that there is more to the story. What you describe, filing a false report of a crime, is a misdemeanor
under CA law. This comes from California Penal Code Section 148.5
So if she is facing felony charges? There is more to the story...OR the district attorney made a significant mistake.
If there is more to the story...if there is other charged misconduct that has led to felony charges, then it may be she has a more difficult case to defend.
If that is all that happened...she made a report she believed to be true and they are bringing felony charges? Well....I suspect her lawyer will be able to help her through this...at a minimum be able to get the charges reduced to a misdemeanor charge.
But even then, they police have to prove she lied...if she believed what she said to be true? Again..not a crime...and the state has the burden to prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. SO if that is what happened...I suspect her lawyer will be able to get her through this.
But I would be cautious...it sure sounds like there may be more to this story that your daughter is not sharing with you.