Lindsay Lohan's First Tearful Hours in Jail

Lindsay Lohan's First Tearful Hours in Jail
Lindsay Lohan

updated 07/21/2010 AT 10:25 AM EDT

originally published 07/21/2010 AT 07:00 AM EDT

With a thick glass partition separating them, Lindsay Lohan received her first visitor in jail – her attorney.

"Understandably, Lindsay's having a difficult time adjusting as it would be for anyone," Shawn Chapman Holley told PEOPLE after the brief visit with her client Tuesday. "She's trying to make the necessary adjustments to an extremely stressful and difficult situation. There were some tears."

Lohan, who'll be confined to her 12-by-8 cell alone for approximately 22 hours a day for about two weeks, is being kept in a special segregated unit away from the general population. E! reality star Alexis Neiers, 19, occupies the next-door cell once used by Paris Hilton.

"Generally, the first two days in jail are the most difficult," Holley added. "I just kept reminding her of that. She's doing the best she can."

Lohan, 24, apparently got a nod of sympathy from her guards. "Her spirits aren't high," says Holley, "but I spoke to some of the deputies and they said Lindsay's reaction is the same as anyone in her situation."

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