State v. Key
In State v. Key, 128 Ariz. 419, 421, 626 P.2d 149, 151 (App. 1981) the Court observed that "the considerations which would form the basis of a judge's decision to restore a person's civil rights . . . may differ substantially from the considerations which form the basis of a determination to vacate a defendant's conviction and dismiss the charge." Id. at 421-22, 626 P.2d at 151-52.
The Court thus concluded that both the legislative intent expressed by the separate remedies provided in the statutory scheme and the logic of considering the matters separately provide courts the flexibility to restore a person's civil rights without setting aside his or her conviction. See id.